Most consumer drones top out at a maximum speed of around 50 MPH, give or take a dozen. While impressive, these drones don’t hold a torch to Gemo Copter, the drone with the fastest lift-off time in the world, breaking the Guiness World Record by climbing 326 feet in 3.87 seconds.
Designed by a team of German scientists, this little quadcopter is capable of reaching speeds upwards of 117 MPH and offers a zero-to-sixty time of less than 1.3 seconds.
Designed as a prototype to test the limits of drone capabilities, the name Gemo is of Latin origins and translates to roar or shout, an appropriate name giving the noise the device makes as it takes to the skies.
The Gemo features a maximum speed of 44 yards per second, roughly 87 MPH. For comparison, DJI’s Phantom 3 drone offers a maximum climb speed of only 5.5 yards per second, approximately 11.2 MPH.
How fasts do the blades have to spin in order to achieve such speeds? Approximately 446 MPH. More than enough to tear through human flesh like a hot knife through butter.
You can keep up with the team’s progress on creating ever-faster drones by visiting their website Research-Drone.com.