The excitement is building on the island of Oahu for the 2016 Drone Worlds. Kendall Mark caught up with Team Colombia as they were getting ready for the big event.
Splashing waves are something you’d expect to hear in Hawaii, but this morning we heard a different sound coming from the beach. FPV quads zipping through the air. Just your average day in paradise.
“This is our first competition outside of Columbia. So, what we’ll get from this is mostly a lot of experience. So we’re excited about that and we’re excited about next year.”
Constantino Diez is the Captain of Team Columbia.
“So we’ve been here since Friday and we’ve done some flying. We had to get used to sea level because we are used to flying 2500 meters above sea level. So that’s been complicated but we’re getting used to it now.”
You’d think it’d be a disadvantage …
“No, I mean maybe. It’s just different for us. After a couple of days we’ve gotten used to it. We’ve actually gotten to like sea level because our quad feels much more powerful. It drifts a lot less so that’s really nice.”
He and his teammates are excited to see some of the pilots that have inspired them to get flying, like AirVūz team member Conrad Miller, aka Furadi.
“These are the best pilots in the world, all competing for the same thing. Which is being the world champion.”
Even if Team Columbia doesn’t come home with the trophy, they are all just excited to have been a part of the ride.
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