Aerial vehicles have always been known for their speed. They can cross large distances in a matter of hours. The latest UAV, DRL Racer X, has shattered all speed records created by drones. This tiny drone has reportedly become the fastest drone in the world and has also made its place in the Guinness Book of World Records. A group of engineers from the DRL (Drone Racing League) has developed this drone outside of the league’s parameters for the purpose of breaking the world record.
The Racer X weighs 800 grams (7.6 pounds) and had attained a top speed of 263.1 Km/h (163.5 mph) in the 100-meter course. Although it had also achieved a much higher speed of 289 km/h (179.6 mph) over longer distances. The Racer X produced an RPM of 46,000 without bursting into flames. The Drone Racing League says earlier prototypes actually burst into flames when hitting its highest point of acceleration due to the amount of power used. It won the category of “fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.”
“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,” Drone Racing League CEO and founder Nicholas Horbaczewski said in a release. “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.”
Watch the Racer X hit the top speed: