15-year-old wins R3.8 million in drone race

15-year-old Luke Bannister won $250,000 after coming first in the recent World Drone Prix in Dubai.

By - March 14, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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15-year-old Luke Bannister won $250,000 (R3.8 million) after coming first in the recent World Drone Prix in Dubai.

According to The Verge, the race saw competitors fly their drones around a track using a camera mounted to the front which provided a first-person view.

The competition saw 150 teams taking part and over 2,000 spectators in attendance – with a total prize pool of $1 million up for grabs.

A video of the final race is posted below.

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