New York, N.Y. (February 27, 2017) – DR1 Racing and Air Hogs have partnered to create the first-ever first person view “FPV” toy racing drone. With the Air Hogs Official DR1 Race Drone, consumers can experience first-hand professional drone racing, and feel the rush of high speed racing with FPV streaming via the headset and a smartphone.
This partnership revolutionizes the ease of entry for consumers to get involved in drone racing. The Air Hogs Official DR1 Race Drone is designed to allow fans everywhere the simplest access into the sport, challenging themselves to race drones like a pro.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Spin Master to announce the first-ever FPV drone for kids,” says Brad Foxhoven, Founder and CEO of DR1 Racing. “We’re seeing more and more kids turn to drone racing alongside e-sports and traditional sports, and for the first time ever, young fans will be able to emulate the incredible pilots they see in DR1 Racing. This cutting-edge toy is a gateway that will vastly increase participation and move the sport of drone racing forward in a new way.”
“We’re very excited to team with the leader in drone racing, DR1, on the launch of the Air Hogs Official DR1 Race Drone,” says Conor Forkan, Vice President Marketing and Product Development, RC Global Business Unit, Spin Master Ltd. “This is a ground-breaking product that will give fans everywhere cost affordable access to the world of FPV drone racing. We’re proud to add this to our line of industry-leading Air Hogs products.”
Air Hogs is the official sponsor of the DR1 Micro Series
The Air Hogs Official DR1 Race Drone (Ages 12+, MSRP $99.99) will hit shelves in Fall 2017.