The Fastest Drone in the World is this week’s featured design.

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Hey everyone, welcome back to another edition of our Design of the Week series. This time, we have something truly remarkable to share with you – the Fastest Drone in the World, created by the talented Luke Maximo Bell.

Now, you may be wondering, what sets this drone apart from all the others? Well, Bell had a mission – to break the official Guinness World Record for the fastest drone. And boy, did he deliver!

As we all know, FPV-style drones are already quite speedy. And with the rise of drone racing, there’s a whole new level of excitement added to the mix. But Bell wanted to take it to the next level. He wanted to push the boundaries of what was possible with a drone.

Bell started off by designing and developing multiple prototypes of his high-speed drone. These prototypes were created without the use of 3D printing, showcasing Bell’s determination to push the limits using traditional methods. After a few crashes and reiterations, Bell finally arrived at a mechanical design that seemed to work.

But in order to truly unlock the drone’s maximum speed potential, Bell knew he had to go beyond the mechanical aspects. He needed to enhance the drone’s aerodynamics by using a lightweight fuselage. This would not only make the drone faster, but also more efficient in flight.

So, Bell got to work on designing a fuselage with a clear dome for front cameras. He utilized a CAD tool to bring his vision to life. And here’s where things get really interesting – Bell decided to 3D print the parts for his drone on a Prusa Mini 3D printer. Can you believe it? A world-record-breaking vehicle produced on a modest desktop 3D printer. Talk about impressive!

With the parts printed and assembled, Bell needed a name for his creation. Inspired by the Peregrine Falcon, the fastest animal on the planet, Bell decided to call his drone the “Peregreen”. And with its green fuselage material, the name fit perfectly.

But of course, the real test was yet to come. Bell embarked on a series of trials to see just how fast the fully-equipped Peregreen drone could fly. After numerous attempts, the drone achieved an astonishing speed of 401km/hr (249mph). Yes, you read that right. This drone is insanely fast!

However, breaking a Guinness World Record is not as simple as just hitting a peak speed. The official record is calculated by averaging the speed over a 100m course in both directions, to eliminate the influence of wind. And even though the resulting record speed was slightly less than 400km/hr, it still shattered the previous record by a significant margin.

Now, for a drone to cover a distance of only 100m at a speed of 400km/hr is mind-boggling. It takes a mere 0.9 seconds to complete that distance, making it quite challenging to accurately measure. But Bell and his team managed to capture the data and document this outstanding achievement.

We have to say, this is quite possibly the fastest Design of the Week we have ever featured. The Peregreen drone is a testament to human ingenuity and the incredible advancements in drone technology. So hats off to Luke Maximo Bell for his outstanding accomplishment.

If you want to witness the Peregreen drone in action, head over to Luke Maximo Bell’s YouTube channel. Trust us, it’s a sight you don’t want to miss!

That’s it for this week’s Design of the Week. Stay tuned for more remarkable designs and innovations. And don’t forget to share this post with your friends who love drones and high-speed adventures.

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