Two London-based brothers have created a start-up that aims to shake up the consumer drone flying experience.
Drone Run, created by Alex and Toby Liew, is a flying game that keeps drone flying low to the ground and in line of sight, so that players don’t have to worry about breaking any rules.
The skill-developing game includes responsive landing and checkpoint challenges for beginner to professional consumer drone pilots seeking an extra use for their drones.
Comprised of a drone landing pad and responsive sensor checkpoints, Drone Run, the founders say it “adds a fun yet competitive spin on the drone flying experience that unlocks a previously unexplored area of flight.”
Toby Liew said: “Given the heightened pressure of drone safety and responsibility from the recent string of reckless drone flying events, Drone Run provides an innovative solution for ready-to-fly drones that pilots love using with their drones
“We’re not saying every drone owner needs training, in fact, the vast majority of drone pilots are completely responsible and operate their drones in accordance to the Drone Code, but to such drone owners, Drone Run breathes a new and thrilling lease of life into their expensive pieces of kit.”
“For new ready-to-fly drone users, the Drone Run starter kit provides an entertaining means for training basic flying and landing skills whilst playing the game.”
Alex Liew added: “Sometimes, there are only so many aerial photos one can stomach before their drone gathers dust in the back of their cupboard or at worse, on eBay. On top of beautiful aerial cinematography, why not test your skills with Drone Run for times there aren’t such beautiful things to film?’
Drone Run is launching its products with discounts on Kickstarter, with its new products expected to deliver by early next year, providing the campaign has been successfully funded.
The Drone Run starter kit (1x Pad and 1x Sensor) costs £90 and is available to Kickstarter backers at a reduced price of £65.
Drone Run has big plans to reshape the way drones are flown, intending to expand its accessory range with more interactive course components, an app and AR integration; all with the aim of gamifying drone flying and reinforcing drone safety.