The Airspeeder EXA series, the equivalent of Formula One in the sky, has completed the first ring race. Only two racers have so far participated in the event. This event is preparing for the big Grand Prix, which will take place in 2024.
The race took place in a picturesque atmosphere of pink saltflakes at Lake Lohiel in Australia, and two pilots were allowed to race, who were granted a special licence to operate flying boliads under extreme conditions.
The competition included three laps on the 1 km track. The track equipment included advanced reality systems and all standard components of classical races: engineering and command control points; and fast pit stop with battery replacement.
In high-speed space, the pilots were able to manoeuvre both horizontally and vertically, and the gap at the finish was only 1 m. To prepare for the competition, the pilots, Fabio Tishler and Zephathali Walsh, spent many hours on the tracker to refine their movements.
EXA is the first in a series of remotely piloted races to be held in advance of the Airspeeder Grand Prix with full crew, which will take place from 2024.