Recently there was a new Drone speed record set. The record was done by the team at Drone Racing League (DRL). This is from the UAVCoach.com site:
"To set the record the DRL team needed to fly the RacerX back and forth across a course of 100 meters (328 feet), with the official record set as the average of the top speed achieved on each of those flights. This means that although the RacerX achieved a speed of 179.6 mph, the official record is for an average of its speeds over the course, which is 163.5 mph (which still, as an engineer might say, super duper fast)."
It's phenomenal how technology has progressed to the point that a small battery powered Drone can reach such speeds.
"Here are some additional details and specs for the RacerX:
- 800 grams / 1.76 pounds
- 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"
For full details go to the UAVCoach.com article.