What is the uh most like important point to be driving home like if people left with one thing, what uh should they know yeah good question? They can come see this at mall of america. So come to the mall of america to see high school national championships of drone racing on saturday and sunday and if you want to get your kids involved, make sure you sign them up for drone summer camps at youth, drone sports dot org. So we caught up with mr jacob blazer focus on the road hi guys we’re uh driving over to kare11 to catch up with perk eric perkins to talk about the high school, slash collegiate nationals that are happening at the mall of america and now we’re going over To catch up with both of them and talk about all that on camera for a bit to kind of promote the event, i am eric perkins. I am the sports director here at care11 uh k, a r e. We are the nbc affiliate in minneapolis and st paul. I am in the parking lot here today because there’s this huge event going on at mall of america, with the best high schoolers in the country, racing drones, and so what we’re doing for kare11 is we’re doing a preview story. You know to air on the news to get people excited about the event and aware about the event that’s happening in all of america, because if it’s at the moa it’s a pretty doggone big deal and anytime you get nerc in in the mix, you got to Involve him in the story and so that’s why we brought him today, um, because also because it’s it’s, nerk and i’m perk, and so i mean that’s like the perfect symbiotic on air relationship right there.
I don’t think i actually brought the drone. I think i put it in the box and then didn’t bring it. So we might not have a micro drone flying wow. Well, i’ve got a sk. I’Ve got a city like a sport. Okay, oh yeah! I can throw a gopro on there. We could actually have some footage for you guys to use too nerk. I tell ya: well so we’re doing the actual interview, so he’s we’re going to kind of go one at a time, so um eric perkins who’s with kare11 who’s, interviewing marty and i’m next. But he said during their interview at some point, i should kind of like buzz the tower and mess with them so that’s exactly what we’re going to do right now and one of them is buzzing us right now, Music, you know it’s, i i love the sport Of drone racing, i love the hobby, the bringing people together to fly drones, and so, when i have any opportunity to come out somewhere and just help drive home, you know people should be out there flying people should be checking out what this is. I jump at the opportunity so when they asked me to come out and just be a part of the event to be a face there, i jumped at the opportunity you got to teach me how to fly one of these yeah. Okay, let me grab this i’ll. Be right back what i’ve! So do you see yourself right now, yeah kind of over there yeah, okay, so he’s wearing the goggles, exactly what the drone sees so there’s, two cameras on the drone one’s a gopro and there’s one that he sees in his eyes: i’m.
Gon na control the drone, because we can’t trust him to fly it around all of this expensive equipment, but uh yeah, so let’s take perk. Oh that’s, sick man, so now we’re coming back at all of us. Oh whoa, we’re way up i’m getting a little air sick i’m. Not gon na lie like i’m i’m, actually losing my balance, like my equilibrium, is shot right. My shoulders here you can hit on me if you guys don’t hit our camera. Okay, now tighten it up. No, no! No! No! No! Oh, my god! Oh yeah! So that’s. What these guys are going to be experiencing inside the goggles that’s was that i was, but he left me hey. I tried to play it off it. Didn’T work that was uh short sweet to the point had a great time giving uh perk a ride in the goggles. I didn’t think we were actually gon na be flying here because, like i don’t know how much radio frequency is going on right there, but i kind of wish i had some of those antennas for like long range anyway, segment went great. We got everything filmed we’re gon na go process, some stuff in real estate, send it over to the team so that they can send it on to broadcast that we can get more people to come to the mall of america tomorrow. We knocked it out of the park. First, try let’s go so yeah. Look at this.
I haven’t missed a turn. Yet today we didn’t we didn’t make a wrong turn. I just made a bad boneheaded call but seriously it’s june in minnesota, not phoenix. So we’ve just arrived at the mall of america like one of the biggest malls. Is it the biggest in the united states still and then close to biggest in the world? And this is where the high school national drone competition is going to be, and then we’ve also gotten access to a go karting track and like a tactical, nerf, slash, vr, paintball kind of thing, so we’re gon na go check out. Each of those spots hopefully fly around at a little bit of them and yeah let’s do it. Last time we were here at the mall of america, we were with rhoda riot, drew camden was here and he got kind of busted for pulling out a dslr and filming. I think we’re gon na be good to film in our specific designated spots, but we may have to do some kind of covert work here. Uh in the meantime so bear with us as we get our bearings so that’s ready tech go so we’re gon na go over. There check it out i’m marty, weatherall from hydra fpv the youth drone sports championships and ready to go at the mall of america. So we’re here on the third floor of the mall of america and we have a dedicated drone raceway along with esports stations, so we have 12 esports stations velocitron on all these machines and other simulators.
So here is the main drone raceway at ready to go. Every gate on here that you see lit up is configurable, so we can turn them all on and off individually. We can change the colors on them and this is now where we are going to have our first national championships of our youth drone sports championships program all right i’m, going for my first lap on the most complicated, tiny little course in the world. I can remember half of it, but then the other half i’m going to need help on. So this is the launch bottom Music, so it’s gon na be bottom of the top and then through there through the tunnel, come around hard left. Oh my gosh, okay! So, first of all, my goggles were fogging. So when you’re like pointing i’m, like i can’t, see him at all because it’s just like something’s going on yeah and then uh, i mean that’s challenging like going through the you know, you don’t think of it as like. A hard obstacle, but to get the rhythm to go fast through the cube and stuff like the person that figures out how to do that, quick is the one that’s gon na set the two for sure. Let me practice for like 15 minutes and see where we get so winston. Your brain is a little overloaded with all the roller coasters. I know um we are seeing the spongebob ride. The orange crush roller coaster and many other rides in universal.
What is this nickelodeon universe? That’S it? Some of you maybe have seen this in the one of the latest jaybird jay christiansen fpv fly throughs. He was out here not too long ago. That was really cool to be a part of that and yeah i mean it is probably the biggest indoor amusement park in the country. I think it is, i think, that’s about all right now, sort of a migraine so i’m, not really thinking straight and yeah. Fun overload: we are headed to the fair on fourth it’s got: go karting axe, throwing and about five o’clock we’re, taking the whole place over to do some city whoops, while we’re flying the go kart so we’re going to do a little bit of a pre scout And then check out the whole place uh, so i just threw the x and uh i’m not sure if this is the right way to do it, but what in the world Music? I just need three to win three to win right here. So how are these guys doing over here, uh they’re, moderately good? Neither of them have successfully hit a blue dot. Yet, though, so i’m not entirely interested who’s american express is tougher or the nerkster. This is them getting their money’s worth. Don’T. Look at the number on this part i’m going to try and whip it into the target and probably fail. Oh, i totally missed nope i feel like. Maybe i have to come this way talking about throwing money around.
Oh, my god that is so freaking funny. That has made my mind an entire day. Get down there open your mouth uh. No, we got squirts it’s time to go um. We are going to be taking over the go kart track here in about eight minutes and sending out all of our guys to be driving, which means that we can fly and chase the go. Karts it’s been done before, but it’s a really really good time and we’ve actually even got this tv hooked up with the dji fpv signal from me and fluxy’s goggles, so that we can get all of the footage visible for everybody to check out as it’s happening. It’S gon na be really fun. I love chasing anything with a drone, so something as cool looking as this is gon na, be a really good time yeah. So the goal right now is to not crash. Keep it in the air get a bunch of really cool footage. Show these high school kids. What drones can do have a good time: Music, Music Applause, Music Applause, Music. I haven’t gotten to go: go karting in so long i’m, terrible at it because i’m, so big, but hey we’re, working on that it’s gon na be a really good time. I just love driving i’m a huge fan, so let’s get out there and beat some high schoolers. Are you gon na stomp on his time? Oh yeah? I will definitely Music how about.
I was at a 35 3 and you were at a 35 8. Do you say you beat my time? What do you weigh, though, get used to it? 140. 265.. We’D probably be right about to you. Nice work awesome, pretty fun, yeah baby on a commercial break right now on kare11. These two are about to be stars: oh yeah, gosh go karting is so much fun. Look at that my hand made it. I think it was you right now, not everything’s about nerf. You know just look at that interview warmer former former former, so nerd gives me crap, because i always call him the former champion of drl and he’s like one’s a champion always a champion. Well, karen 11 agrees with me.