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Drones - Equipment City - 9/8/17

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Drones - Equipment City - 9/8/17

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Drones - Equipment City - 9/8/17
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7080652?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:14:25 +0000 Drones - Equipment City - 9/8/17 Drones - Equipment City - 9/8/17 http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7080652?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KOLR [?] >> tom: we want to welcome to the show john wolfe and gary green from equipment city. welcome, guys! thanks for being here. >> thanks for having us. >> guest: thanks for having us. >> tom: i hesitate to call them toys. >> joy: don't call them toys. >> tom: what is this about? you've got something big coming up. >> guest: we have a race coming up this weekend, this saturday in nixa at size sports center. we're doing a drone race, where we're going to be racing some of the bigger models at speeds up to 80 miles per hour. >> tom: ooh! >> guest: and do a bracket with a bunch of pilots and have a mini championship. >> joy: that is so cool! >> tom: this is becoming more and more popular. you're seeing these races on television and things like that. >> guest: oh, absolutely. >> joy: what kind of drones are they going to be racing? does everyone race the same thing? >> guest: these are all pretty much made by hand. there are kits and packaged units that you can buy off a store shelf. they have units that you pick out your parts and pieces like you would on a race car and put it together with what you want >> tom: your own configuration. >> guest: yeah. >> joy: which is what part of equipment city does. you have this type of equipment that people can build whatever they want to build. now, do these -- how many people are registered to race in this? >> this particular one, ten racers and four free-stylers. that's the registration. but that's kind of like the reverse of a wedding, where you have so many people register, but then, nobody shows up. this is the opposite, where we expect five times as much. >> tom: people are going to be showing up. got it. are they welcome to race, or is it an observation type of thing? >> guest: they have a show up early and practice a few times to race. >> tom: show you're not going to kill everybody else. >> guest: you've got to qualify. >> joy: talk about the track. what do you mean by "track"? is it an obstacle course? >> guest: it's a series of hoops or half-hoops that the pilots will fly through. whoever can get the best lap times while competing the obstacles would be the overall winner. >> tom: you mention free-style. that makes me think there's come pulse other things. >> guest: you've got people going through the gates and hoops and flips and maneuvers that are a lot of fun to watch from an audience point of view. the guys wearing the goggles here, get to see it from the point of view of the drone itself. so it's a different perspective. but it feels like you're doing acrob acrobat maneuvers in the sky, but you're sitting on a chair on the ground. >> tom: there's going to be people sitting in chairs going like that! [laughter] >> joy: that's what i thought at first. give everybody the goggles and take you on the ride and see who wins. >> guest: we're going to offer that too for some of the camera drones, will be able to take people on rides and fly them around virtually at a decent elevation. we have extra goggles we'll be able to let the audience take a look. >> tom: yeah. >> joy: that sounds like so much fun! >> tom: is this something that i mean, you have people who are very much into this. is this a good time for people maybe to be able to talk to these people, who put them together, get interested in racing themselves? grow a sport? >> guest: absolutely. that's the purpose of the event, to bring people in so the taboo of the drone scene gets facts filtered in with it. drones get a hard knock sometimes. >> tom: many times, different, new things do. but this is all for the fun. i would imagine, there's always somebody who has got that technical edge they're hoping for over the next guy. >> guest: yeah. >> tom: a lot of experimentation going on with these? >> guest: oh, yeah. >> joy: this would be great for young people to get interested in building some of these. >> guest: we've got the small ones that kids can get into. there's no risk of property damage or damaging your own self. there's really simple to fly. they're really small and inexpensive. anybody can do one of these. >> joy: talk about the business and what you have for people. there's more than drones and equipment. >> guest: equipment city is a service-based company that focuses on garage equipment. when we heard ups getting into the idea of drone package delivery. then, i took it seriously. amaz amazon, you can't take anything they say seriously. when ups talked about it, i took them seriously. if we can repair the drones for those commercial applications, that would be great. it turns out racing is more fun. >> tom: there's still a bunch of crashes. you've got to have repairs. what is in your hands? >> guest: this is my baby, the dgi mavic pro. this is a camera drone. this is one of the services we offer, the dgi brand repair at our shop. if somebody crashes one of the bigger, more expensive stuff, we can fix it. >> tom: and you're going to be there, people can talk to you? >> guest: absolutely, yes. it starts at 10:00. it's at 2180 fox hallow road in nixa at size sports center. and goes until 5:00. >> joy: all right. and your web is www.equipmentcity.net. >> guest: we've got www.equipmentcity.net, and -- it's a terrible one. >> tom: google drone city and you'll find it. >> joy: up next, the third annual mo food truck fest is just around the corner! i

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