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Photo Credit: Luke Bell

Father-son duo, Mike and Luke Bell, have earned the Guinness World Record for the fast drone at a record-breaking 480.23km/h

 

Worcester, South Africa (12 May 2024) – On the 21st of April 2024, Mike and Luke Bell broke the record for the fastest drone.

According to the Guinness World Records this record is set as the fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled (RC) quadcopter with a speed of 480.23 km/h (298.47 mph)

“Luke has been flying drones for years and has an obsession with going fast.

The pair attempted the record by doing speed runs in opposite directions to negate the wind, going full throttle to reach the maximum propellor RPM.” – Guinness World Record

Luke shared how they built their special drone in an extensive video below, from the original concepts to the trial and error of finding the perfect balance to build a drone that could take on the task of being the world’s fastest.

“Last year I created the fastest drone in the world, but I always felt like it was a kind of prototype and not quite fast enough. This year my dad and I decided to improve every aspect of the original Peregreen drone to create an epic successor. By the end of this video we hope that this drone will take the Guinness World Record title as the fastest drone in the world. And yes, this drone is even faster than the Red Bull Formula 1 drone!” – Luke Bell

The drone can go from 0 to 300 kmh in 2s, has a top speed capacity of 510 kmh, and broke the previous record by over 120kmh (funnily, that is the fastest one is allowed to drive in South Africa). The previous record was 360.503 kmh.


Sources: Luke Bell – Supplied 
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