The rumored Apple Drone will most certainly look nice, but it definitely won’t be as fast as Ryan Lademann’s quadcopter drone. XLR V3 now officially holds the title of ‘fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled (RC) quadcopter’ by achieving 224MPH with a peak speed of 235.68MPH in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, on November 8, 2022.
During this record breaking run, Ryan and his team flew six XLR V3 frames, with all max speeds as well as average speeds being nearly identical. Unfortunately, two of the frames crashed, and were not able to be salvaged. On the technical side, the drone weighed in at 490g, and featured a Tattu R-Line 6S lipo battery, Cobra 2207 2450kv motors, a HGLRC Zeus F722 mini flight controller, Happymodel ELRS EP1 2.4GHz radio controller, and a Caddx Ant FPV camera.
- Lightweight and Compact: Mini 3 weighs under 249 g. Perfect for taking with you on your adventures, from hikes, road trips, and beach days.
- Extended Battery Life: With up to 38 minutes of battery life, you can take Mini 3 out at every stop along the way or fly long flights without worrying...
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For obvious safety reasons, flying was kept at a distance which made it very difficult to get any ground video. The first video has video from the ground with flybys and shows the FPV video in the upper left corner with blackbox overlay,” said Ryan Lademann.