Who We Are
Mike Chen "DaBits"
I Like Rocks
33 years old with an engineering background. Started FPV as a quarantine hobby. Started racing irl this 2021 season. DCL (Drone Champions League) is my preferred sim. I enjoy free styling as much as racing, I love to teach people about the hobby! I go by the pilot name da_bits because I like the bits that fall off a toasted everything bagel.
Tanner Rush "RushFPV"
My name is Tanner Rush, and I am from Chesterfield, Virginia, about 30 minutes outside of Richmond. I have been flying FPV since early 2018. My first quad was the Eachine M80, which had no betaflight or any kind of adjustable settings, but was one of the only brushed quads at the time that could turtle itself! Shortly after I purchased the Acrobee v2 BNF kit and fell in love with 65mm flying. I searched for and found my first Tiny Whoop race in July of 2018, traveling up to Washington DC for the day. I competed in the beginner class (we didn't have to go through the tunnel!) and was hooked. Drone racing was so exciting and fun, I didn't care at all that I was the new guy bouncing all over the track and needing a constant flip! Then the pro class hit the track and I was dumbfounded! These guys and girls were so fast and I needed to be that fast too! I made sure I went to every race I could after that and spent more hours than I care to admit on simulators. My training paid off though because in 2019 I became the Tiny Whoop International Open Champion, as well as the Drone Zone Micro Mayhem Team Champion along with fellow team pilot Alex Bryant. Throughout 2020 I spent a significant amount of quarantine time flying and building 5" racers, and am now looking to push myself as far as possible with larger quads too! Joining Team Drone Zone is an honor and I am incredibly excited about what is in store for the future!