Boston Drone Racing

FPV Drone Racing and Hacking Club in Boston


Boston Drone Racing (BDR) is a first-person view (FPV) UAV racing club founded in 2017 at Boston University. This club was initially created to find other pilots and expose others to this very addicting sport. The club is currently focused around racing in the tiny whoop and micro classes due to the limited space available to us in the city. We are currently looking for sponsors to support the club. Please contact us by E-mail if intersted.


Boston Drone Racing hosts hack nights for members to work on repairs, tuning, and drone racing related projects. Hack nights bring members together to share, learn and get hands on experience with the engineering and science of drones. Projects include gate timing systems, radio transmitters, and custom drone builds. Check out the calendar below for hack night events.


All skill levels welcome! To get started we suggest you start with a drone in the tiny whoop class. Check out our Getting Started wiki to learn more or hit us up on Slack if you have any questions.

If you are thinking about joining BDR come stop by one of our weekly meetings and fly with us. Club dues are $3 per race practise if you are not a BU student or $36 annually (cash and Venmo accepted). These donations are used to build and maintain the tracks. If you plan to fly without ducts we also require members to hold a valid AMA membership.


We meet almost every Thursday night. Most meetings take place at Boston University in the computer science department. RSVP on Slack to get the lastest information including aircraft specifications and VTX assignments. Details change often due to availablity of flying spots.