World’s fastest drone created on 3D printer

19 July 2017
World’s fastest drone created on 3D printer

A 3D printed quadcopter got to Guinness Book of World Records, making the world speed record among drones.

World’s fastest drone is the customized quadcopter called DRL RacerX owned by the representative of the Drone Racing League (DRL). On a point of order, the drone had to fly a hundred-meter distance at maximum speed and then the result was averaged. Eventually, one made the world speed record among drones: 163.5 miles per hour (263.1 km/h). Besides, a peak rate of flight reached almost 179 miles (288 km/h).

It is obvious that such results cannot be obtained using factory drones. The quadcopter body is made of polyurethane and carbon fiber reinforced plastic on the 3D printer. It is equipped with powerful electric motors, which rotation speed reaches 43 rotations per minute. The device is powered by two lithium-ion polymer batteries. Construction weight is 800 g.

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