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Drone drag racing puts drones at Guinness World Record-level…

Drone racing has taken the world by storm prior to now few years, however there’s one catch: it usually looks like the drones don’t go that quick.

The drone business is altering that, as leagues promote their new, quicker drones that may clock in speeds of practically 180 miles per hour.

The Drone Racing League on Thursday set a report with its new RacerX drone, which clocked in at a report pace of simply over 179 miles per hour. The tiny drone, which weighed lower than two kilos, flew alongside an 100-meter course at a median pace of 163.5 miles per hour, licensed by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Earlier prototypes of the drone burst into flames when hitting its highest level of acceleration as a result of quantity of energy being utilized.

And although the Drone Racing League has appeared to have gained essentially the most traction within the drone racing business (it not too long ago scored one other $20 million in Series B funding, and its races have appeared in spots like ESPN2), they aren’t alone within the pattern.

The Titan Grand Prix Racing Organization is internet hosting its inaugural Formula E Qualcomm New York City ePrix this weekend at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

The occasion is partially to advertise the brand new Titan Grand Prix GFD1 drone, which its creators say is highly effective sufficient to carry a 200lb man. The drone has eight propellers and has clocked in speeds of 110 mph. The drone is 43 inches (greater than three toes!) diagonally from motor to motor (for comparability, a typical racing drone is about 9 inches).

The Titan Grand Prix GFD1 alongside a typical racing drone. Photo courtesy of Titan Grand Prix Racing Organization

Drone pilots Zachry Thayer and Jordan Temkin might be at the controls for the drone race, wherein the drone will compete in a greatest 2 out of three contest in opposition to the Formula E automobile on a 1/three mile part of monitor, together with the hairpin T01.

The race will occur at 2:30 p.m. on July 16, although the world might be out there for spectators all through the weekend.

This race is meant to be a preview of extra to come back subsequent 12 months, with the Titan Grand Prix anticipated to announce the entire 2018 race schedule this fall.

And over on the West Coast, the primary ever drone “drag race” is going on in San Francisco subsequent week.

The Aerial Sports League is internet hosting a California Drone Speed Challenge on Thursday, July 20. The drone race has sponsorship from Comcast, with the winner strolling away with a $10,00zero prize purse.

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