149.5mph - new speed record!

- Debra Cleghorn | RotorDrone Magazine

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There’s a new world for drone flight! A Vodafone XBlades Drone, the Wingcopter XBR, set a new speed world record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture.

Piloted by world champion drone racing pilot Luke Bannister, the Wingcopter XBR achieved a top speed average of 149.5mph. The record for the fastest ground speed by a remote-controlled tilt-rotor aircraft was officially confirmed by Guinness World Records.

Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Director at Vodafone UK said: “Setting a drone world record at The Goodwood Festival of Speed gives us a glimpse of what is to come with the roll-out of 5G across the country.  With super-charged data speeds, we will see technology – including drones – put to new and exciting uses.”

See original article at RotorDrone Magazine, here.

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