Meet Airspeed – an electric uncrewed flying race car company. It is called the Alauda Mk3 and was tested in a desert in southern Australia. In a video posted on YouTube, the drone was propelled remotely into the air and navigated delicate turns and reached speeds above 150 kmph. AirSpider – the Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing Vehicle (VTOL) flying car racing series – expects to hold the first unmanned aerial race, the EXA Series race, later this year, featuring a full grid of multi-rotor unmanned Mk3 facility is likely. Racing craft.
“This is the future of racing … for pilots and flying machines to merge on the digital frontier,” a voice-over says as the 45-second video begins.
Four teams with two remote pilots per team will compete in three individual events during the race series. “They will race ‘blade-to-blade’ in places inaccessible to traditional motorsport,” Airspeeder said in a statement.
The Mk3 weighs 130 kg without a pilot and can reach a speed of 100 kmph in 2.8 seconds and can fly at altitudes of up to 500 metres. It has a removable battery, which can be replaced within 20 seconds allowing it to quickly return to the race. A fully charged battery pack can provide power to the craft for 10-15 minutes, it said.
On the safety measures used in the aircraft, AirSpider stated that it employs a systems-based approach, meaning that a single operational failure will not result in loss of the vehicle’s primary function, which is controlled flight. During flights, all systems are monitored on the ground through telemetry systems.
Matthew Pearson, founder of AirSpider and Alauda Aeronautics, said the world is ready for advanced air mobility and that AirSpider and EXA represent the future of motorsport.
The racing vehicles are designed and manufactured by Alauda Aeronautics. The EXA Series is Airspeeder’s first racing series, where remote pilots will take control of the world’s first full-scale electric flying cars, the statement said.