It is official. The world’s fastest drone is the RacerX, built by Drone Racing League (DRL). RacerX set the Guinness World Records for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter as it swooped back and forth across a measurement course of 328 feet (100 meters), clocking in a mind-bending average top speed of 163.5 miles per hour (263 km/h!). This record-making quadcopter was the handiwork Ryan Gury, DRL’s Director of Product, who was backed by DRL’s very own team of expert drone engineers.
Powered TMotor F80 2407 2,500 Kv motors, paired to BeeRotor 80A (10S) Electronic Speed Controller and BLHeli with Multishot, and kept juiced by 1,300 mAh 2 x 5S R-Line Tattu lithium polymer batteries, this 800g (1.76 lbs) 46,000 RPM speed demon is totally capable of 179.6 mph (289 km/h!!!), said DRL. Seriously, with this kind of potential capability in a drone today, you want to stay out of its way when it is doing its thing.
Anywho, the record was set with Gury behind the sticks in the state of New York, witnessed by Guinness World Records adjudicator. With brushless motor technology advancing leaps and bounds, it is a matter of time an even faster drone well surface to challenge the title. For now, in the eyes of Guinness World Records, the DRL RacerX is the undisputed record holder of the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.
Image: Drone Racing League.