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Drone pilots tackle Ford obstacle course in adrenaline-fuelled ‘Dronekhana’ video

Tuesday 16 August 2016, By AutoVolo

Drone pilots tackle Ford obstacle course in adrenaline-fuelled ‘Dronekhana’ video

Drone pilots tackle Ford obstacle course in adrenaline-fuelled ‘Dronekhana’ video

Two drone pilots have taken on a unique obstacle course comprising of a Ford Focus RS and Mustang – in a video titled “Dronekhana”.

The film, which was released by Ford, features World Drone Prix champion Luke Bannister, 16, and Tornado XBlades teammate and fellow Brit, Brett Collis, 22.

The pair piloted their drones at high-speed through a variety of different hazards, which included a drifting Ford Focus RS and a mid-burnout Mustang. A Ford Ranger pick-up made things even more difficult for the duo, as did having to fly the drones through a B-Max’s pillarless doors.

Bannister said: “It’s basically like stepping into the cockpit. It was a tough course and we had some mishaps – but at least the Mustang’s all right, that’s all that matters.”

The video was named in tribute to the Gymkhana films made famous by rally star and consultant for the new Focus RS Ken Block. The entire session was shot at Ford’s European HQ in Cologne, Germany.

A total of 36 GoPro cameras were used to capture the event, rigged up to be able to capture the high-speed drones mid-flight.

Ford is due to start another event, hot on the heels of Dronekhana.

It has invited five of Europe’s best gamers to attempt to break a Guinness World Record. The record will see the team of drivers spend two days behind the wheel of a virtual Ford GT race car, in an attempt to lap around the Le Sarthe circuit for more than 48 hours and one minute.

If accomplished, they will have broken the previous record and will receive the award for the “Longest video marathon on a racing game.”

The game used for the event will be Forza Motorsport 6, and will begin on August 16.