Here it is—news from the world of drones
This week—get ready for the Drone Racing League.  It’s like NASCAR for techies!

Here’s how the Drone Racing League describes itself: “DRL is the premier drone racing league. A sports and media company, DRL combines world-class pilots, iconic locations, and proprietary technology to create engaging drone racing content with mass appeal. In 2016, DRL will host a global race series culminating in a World Championship.”  Check out the videos and watch these crazy little drones zipping around the course, flying through neon light outlined gates.  When it switches over to FPV (First Person View) you feel like you’re the one flying through those turns!

Now, news from Sohn Systems:

CO-FOUNDER ANNOUNCED

We’re very happy and excited to announce that Jeff Wurzbach, drone engineering expert, who has been working with us on this project for weeks, has now officially joined the team as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer/Chief Engineer.  Jeff was one of the lead engineers at 3DR, this country’s largest drone manufacturer, and brings to the table all of the experience gained from helping 3DR to become successful.

Jeff was introduced to us by Tim McConnell, of our Advisory Board, who said, “Jeff is a really smart guy, with a penchant for making sure things are done right.”   Jeff worked for Tim when Tim was Vice President of Engineering for 3DR.  Jeff has been hard at work creating our first prototypes for the quick-connect gimbal system, and is working closing with our Charter Customer  (see below).

Welcome aboard, Jeff!

CHARTER CUSTOMER ANNOUNCED

We’re also very excited to announce that we have reached an important milestone—our charter customer!  Action Drone, a very successful commercial drone manufacturer headquartered in Chula Vista, will be our first customer.  We are working closely with their CEO, Darryl Anunciado, to engineer a quick-connector gimbal adaptor and other components. We will not only make their product better for their many customers in the commercial market, but will also shorten the assembly time for their AD2.  The AD2 is their Industrial grade, close mapping and inspection drone. Our U-Dot quick-connect components will help Action Drone keep up with their very busy production schedule and help keep them ahead of the competition.

Welcome board, Darryl and Action Drone!  We’re looking forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership.

As always, we’d love to hear your comments and feedback.
See you next week!

Doug Sohn
Founder and CEO