The Drone Racing League (DRL) have unveiled the fastest drone in the world which has set the Guinness World Record.
Following the debut of Season 2, also known as the Allianz World Championship, as well as the introduction of their fastest drone yet, the Racer3, DRL have set the world record for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter!
Using the brand new DRL RacerX they managed to hit top speed of 179.6 miles per hour scoring a Guinness World Record. According to the DRL, previous attempts with other RacerX prototypes ended in disaster as they burst into flames when hitting the highest point of acceleration due to the sheer amount of power being applied.
Weighing only 800 grams (1.76 pounds), the RacerX flies with its:
- 46,000 RPMs
- 10S (42V) Powertrain
- BeeRotor 80A (10S) ESCs / BLHeli with Multishot
- TMotor F80 2407 2500kv
- 1300mah 2 x 5S R-Line Tattu Lithium Polymer Batteries
“We’re thrilled to put our proprietary technology to the test, as we’re all about speed and pushing the limits of drone design here at DRL,” said Nicholas Horbaczewski, DRL CEO/Founder. “The record-setting Racer X represents the culmination of years of technological innovation by our team of world class engineers, and we’re very excited to unveil the fastest racing drone on earth.”
As for the Guinness World Record, the RacerX was required to fly back and forth across a 100m stretch with the official record set as the average of the top speed achieved on each of those flights. This makes an official world record speed of 163.5 miles per hour.
Check out some images of the RacerX below: