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Chasing F1 Car? T-Motor F80Pro motor up to 350 km/h!

Mar 5, 2024 HuYuan
For some pilots, car chasing is a good hobby, and they can enjoy the speed and passion on the racing field. Recently, Red Bull and Dutch Drone Gods jointly created the world’s fastest camera drone. It accelerates to 300km/h in 4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 350km/h!
Click the link to check the video, which will take you through an unprecedented visual feast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pEqyr_uT-k

This is not an ordinary cinematic drone, but the world’s fastest camera drone that pursues ultimate speed and passion. The pilot is Ralph Hogenbirk (@shaggyfpv).
To support this great project and help the Dutch Drone Gods challenge succeed, T-Motor specially customized the motor F80Pro 2000KV for them to test.

In the first test, chasing the F1 Car in a straight line, the F1 Drone won, reaching an astonishing speed of 310km/h. But this is just a straight-line test, and the F1 Car is not suitable for straight-line driving. The real test has to start at Silverstone.
At first, the members of Dutch Drone Gods thought this idea was very whimsical and thought it was impossible to do. Because the track is mostly curved, maneuvering (sudden acceleration and deceleration in turns) and drone setup will be much more difficult than on a straight line. Second is the distance; the track length is 5.8 kilometers, and many factors such as the battery, motor, electronic product, and propellers limit the flight time.
In the past, most members of the team used T-Motor F60 Pro V motors, with a top speed of about 150-180km/h. However, for chasing F1 Car, first of all, the battery and flight time could not last so long, and secondly, the speed did not reach the speed of F1 Car. In response to these shortcomings, it may be necessary to specially design a piece of drone to fill these shortcomings. At this time, we provide the F80Pro 1900KV motor. Compared with the F80Pro 2000KV, the slightly lower KV are more efficiency, but the power is not reduced much.
After continuous testing, it took a year from December to December of the following year to build prototype drone 2. During flight tests, electronic products and wires were easily burned due to the high temperature of the drone. After adjustment, the speed can reach 352km/h during the test flight! What a great achieve!

Because it was just a simple drone test before, it may need to be carried out on the field for actual testing. At the first test, unfortunately there was a signal loss problem, and the speed only reached 300km/h and could not reach 350km/h. This may have caused some issues. After the aircraft was recovered and repaired, the second flight test was carried out. There were no major problems in the whole process, but it still could not reach its best condition.
Time came to February 2024. With the help of Red Bull, lighter and better materials were replaced. After continuous testing and optimization, the final aircraft was completed: RED BULL DRONE1, and in the final chasing test, defeated F1 Car.

Overall, this car chase was full of thrills, excitement and surprises. The world of FPV is always full of various challenges. Maybe you will be the next one to succeed!

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