“Zaporizhstal” was held the first Ukrainian championship on drone racing in the conditions of production

PJSC “Zaporizhstal” may 20, 2017 the Department of sheet metal cold rolling mill No. 1 has carried out the first stage of the open Cup of Ukraine on drone racing Zaporizhstal Dron Racing CUP 2017. The organizer of the competition by League drones Rotor Ukraine Ukraine GP, the General partner of the event was the “Zaporizhstal”steel works.

As reported by the press service of the company for the first time in Ukraine race of drones took place in the conditions of production. For this purpose at the site office sheet cold-rolling shop № 1 mill was built two-level track is 100 m long, complicated four obstacles and 5-6 turns. In the race was attended by 15 of the best pilots of Ukraine by the end of 2016, as well as the pilot of the team ” Team BlackSheep “Eddie Hank (Germany).

“Racing drones in current production is a unique event for Ukraine. It is very symbolic that such a dynamic, high-tech and unique competitions take place at Zaporizhstal JSC – the enterprise which carries out modernization with the use of modern technologies and advanced solutions”, – quoted the press service of the General Director of JSC “Zaporizhstal” Rostislav Shurma.

Following the results of competitions the first place was taken by Vasiliy Khomenko (Kharkov), the second – Maxim Khomenko (Dnipro), third place – Alexander Naumkin (Odessa).

Drone racing is racing high-speed drones, manned with application of technology of FPV (First Person View). With its help, the pilot monitors the flight of the apparatus by means of special glasses, which transmitted the image from the onboard camera of a drone. Camera speeds up to 100 km per hour and keeps the air up to five minutes. Drone racing is a young, fast-paced sport in the world. The 2018 winter Olympics in Korea, he will be presented as a potential Olympic sport.

PJSC “Zaporizhstal” – one of the largest industrial enterprises of Ukraine, whose products are widely known and in demand among consumers in the domestic market and in many countries around the world. Specialization plant – high quality steel hot rolled steel coil, g/K sheet of Kh/K sheet, cold-roll carbon and low-alloy steels and steel strip, black plate, bent profile. The main consumers of these products are the manufacturers of welded pipes, enterprises of automobile, cargo, agricultural machinery, manufacturers of household appliances.

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