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Freedom Class is the biggest drone league around, in more ways than one. This great Australian league is leading in the construction of one of a kind drones.

Drone racing is the new sporting craze that is taking over the world. It’s not been around for that long, but already we’re seeing the sport expand in many different directions. From humble beginnings a few years ago, we’re already seeing the best racers making a living off these exciting events. And it’s easy to see why. The sport is a unique blend of high octane racing and obstacle dodging that is unlike anything else around. And with more and more varieties of the sport emerging, it’s showing no sign of slowing down.

Freedom League Have Been in It from the Beginning

The practice of competitive racing began in Australia around 2014. This spacious country provided the perfect backdrop for the sport, and since then, we’ve seen it expand in many directions. Perhaps one of the most exciting developments is the Freedom Class. Again, hailing from Australia, home of drone racing, this really is in a league of its own. The key idea behind the league is pushing the construction of drones as far as it will go. That means putting together drones of up to 1.2 metres in diameter, roughly ten times bigger than the current racing standard drones. It means a much heavier craft, but the big difference is that with bigger motors, the drones can travel considerably faster. It’s not unusual for drones in the Freedom Class to reach speeds of up to 160 km/h, roughly double that of a standard drone. It’s no surprise that this league calls Australia home. There are few places in the world where you could find so much unused space, ideal for putting together the biggest races with the biggest drones.

Larger Craft Mean Better Cameras

And there’s an added bonus to the extra size as well. Given that the craft have larger motors, they are capable of carrying some fairly impressive broadcasting equipment. Standard drones, while certainly impressive, actually have relatively small capabilities when it comes to payload weight. But Freedom Class drones are able to be equipped with the most impressive cameras and broadcasting equipment around, making for a unique experience. Investment in drones is increasing across the board. From Max Polyakov and his collaboration with the FAI, to Amazon pushing for drone delivery, the industry is bigger than ever before. Hopefully, we can expect to see it develop far further in the coming years.