The DRL Sets World Record with Drone Whizzing at 179.6 mph

The Drone Racing League (DRL), a global skilled drone racing group, examined is claiming they’ve designed and constructed the world’s quickest racing drone and have set the Guinness World Record title for the Fastest floor pace by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter. The drone was hand-built by DRL’s Director of Product, Ryan Gury, and his crew of  drone engineers.

The quickest racing drone, the DRL RacerX, zooms at a prime pace of 179.6 miles per hour. Weighing solely 800 grams (1.76 kilos), 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,” mentioned Nicholas Horbaczewski, DRL CEO/Founder. “The record-setting RacerX 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.”

In order to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD achievement, the drone wanted to fly forwards and backwards throughout a measurement course of 100 m (328 ft.), with the official report set as the typical of the highest pace achieved on every of these flights. Therefore, the official pace measured for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title is 163.5 miles per hour.

Gury flew the drone alongside a area within the state of New York and clocked in at the report pace whereas a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD adjudicator was on-site to confirm the try. Earlier, prototypes of the drone burst into flames when hitting its highest level of acceleration as a result of quantity of energy utilized.

For extra pace, followers can tune into the 2017 DRL Allianz World Championship finale on ESPN on July 28, 2017 at 9pm EST — as elite pilots compete with DRL customized and hand constructed professional racing drones by insane three dimensional racecourses in iconic venues internationally. Here is the DRL’s 2017 season teaser


Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative supply for information and evaluation on the drone business: it’s folks, merchandise, tendencies, and occasions.
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