Drones are positioned to be the “next big thing” within today’s society. Sure, a bunch of people already have one, but their popularity is only really contained those who feel like spending the extra dollars for some added fun. But, with drone racing on the rise, and Amazon doing their best to make them the next mailmen, drones are slowly, but surely, making their way into the spotlight.
One of the start-ups making waves is the Drone Racing League (DRL), who prides themselves on not only supporting drone racing, but making their own technology. And on July 13th, they achieved their biggest accomplishment yet: breaking a world record.
Their RacerX, which you can see in the video above, broke the Guinness World Record for fastest drone in the world, with an average speed of 163.5mph, and a fastest oneway top speed of 179.6mph, breaking previous record of 125 miles per hour.
To put things into perspective, that’s faster than a Ford Mustangs or a Chevrolet Camaro.
[Via The Verge]