Thrust-UAV, located in Boise, Idaho, focuses on drone tech while designing and selling components and frames to the drone FPV (first person view) hobby segment. FPV Drone enthusiasts don goggles and “see” the drone’s eye view as a pilot while flying at 30-100 mph.
Thrust-UAV was a dream of founder E.J. Duarte that began in 2012. His goal was to produce a high quality racing drone that was lightweight, durable, easy to operate, and was easy to get racing. Well, that day has finally arrived with our RIOT 250R Pro.
Thrust-UAV started working with PCS Edventures in late 2014 to develop an advanced robotics curriculum for a Saudi Arabian science center project. Drones were selected as an advanced robotics solution, since they provide a rich source of STEM content through the programming and electronics of the control systems, the flight dynamics, and even materials science as applied to the frame of the drone (carbon fiber for example).
During the development phase of the Saudi project, PCS established a relationship with Thrust-UAV. PCS became familiar with the tech and market dynamics by spending time with E.J., and ultimately ended up acquiring Thrust-UAV in March of 2016 to strategically enhance strong synergies between Thrust-UAV and PCS Edventures.
As PCS and Thrust-UAV look to the future, we have a continued goal of inspiring a passion for education and innovating in the drone racing market. PCS is committed to reminding students that it all starts with a dream. The thrill of FPV racing coupled with STEM education excites children and adults alike, bringing the future of tomorrow to the hands of children today.