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DRL Racer4 Street

Unleash the beast.

DRL Racer4 Street

Unleash the beast.

$121,286
pledged of 350.000 $pledged of 350.000 $ goal
185
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 6 2019 1:56 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 6, 2019

About

Hello Kickstarter, we are the Drone Racing League (DRL), the premier global drone racing series. Today we are introducing the DRL Racer4 Street, a street-ready version of the drone used in the league by the world’s top pilots. 

Click Back This Project to support this project and get one of the limited edition Racer4 Streets. UPDATE: We are now shipping internationally!

(Yes we hear you.) After many (many) requests to purchase a Racer3, we made sure to answer the demand with the “Street Version” of our next generation drone.

This is a true, field-ready version of the DRL Racer4 drone -- our latest generation racing rig, flown by all the pilots in the 2019 DRL / Allianz World Championship Season. 

A 5S power system, 2510 stator and 7x4x3 props. It generates a massive 1,850g per motor at an efficient 34A.  We will be redesigning the electronics system to support off the shelf radios and simple part replacement.  You break it, no problem – we’ve made it easy to fix and spare parts will be made available for purchase.  


DRL drones are big rigs, for it must serve two masters. 

We've worked hard on the power setup to make sure the performance can counter its size. With much larger stators and an aggressive 7" prop, the R4 can stick corners and offer massive, continuous thrust along the duration of its 2,200mah 70C pack. The new R4 offers a whole new level of competitive racing.

LOW POLY POLYCARBONATE CANOPY 

Somewhere between the batmobile and stealth jet fighter, the R4 canopy has been strengthened with more rigid polycarbonate and infused self tapping fasteners.   

PLUG AND PLAY MODULAR STACK 

We’re excited to design a rig that can be used for field flight. From removable arms, integrated ESCs and FCs to plug and play electronics.    

100 LEDS WITH INTEGRATED LIGHT PIPES 

The DRL Racer4 has 1,000 LEDs specifically made for animating sponsor logos and ensuring visible racing on broadcast. While the Racer4 Street has 100 LEDs, rest assured we're working to integrate a new lighting system that will achieve the same aesthetic as our pro drones. 

MODERN STACK: Foxeer Predator, TBS Unify Nano Pro (With SmartAudio), DShot600, F4, OSD, Betaflight4.


WE WANT TO INVITE THE COMMUNITY AND OUR SUPPORTERS TO FOLLOW THE PROCESS ALONG THE WAY.  

At DRL, we are constantly designing and testing to create the technology that powers our sport. We want to share our process on how we design, iterate and develop our drones. This includes what decisions we make, how we go about testing, our successes and failures.   


And, when you get the DRL Racer4 Street, it’ll come with complimentary access to the DRL Simulator, which will teach you how to fly FPV in real life, so you can start racing like the pros in no time.  

Racer4 Street Starter-Kit Bundle

We want to make sure that all our fans can experience the thrill of flying a professional racing drone once they receive their Racer4 Street. That’s why we created the Starter-Kit Bundle Reward. This bundle comes with the next evolutionary step in remote control systems, The Team Blacksheep Tango. Designed specifically for FPV, it allows you to fly directly from the built-in screen. The bundle includes the TBS crossfire system and everything you need to get going.  

Team Blacksheep Tango Control System
Team Blacksheep Tango Control System

At our core, DRL is a tech company. More than half of our 80 employees are drone engineers, technicians and pilots, who have invented new groundbreaking drone technology, have 26 patents, and even set the Guinness World Record for the fastest racing drone on the planet.

Our team of experts develop all drone technology in-house including a fleet of 600 identical, high-speed First Person View (FPV) drones, flown at 90 MPH by the most elite pilots through neon-colored tracks. 

We also develop custom radio systems to enable the drones to race around large scale courses through eight feet of concrete in legendary locations like palaces, museums and sports stadiums around the world.

Aptly nicknamed “The Sport of The Future,” today we develop all drones in-house, recruit the best drone pilots across the globe, and air on top sports networks in 5 continents worldwide. 

During our first three seasons, we designed drones exclusively for professional use. This means a large radio payload, excessive amounts of LEDs, diagnostic fleet maintenance, and safety features. These decisions allow us to deliver a live robotic event on television but may not make a lot of sense for day to day flight. 

 We’re excited to design a rig that can be used for field flight. From removable arms, integrated ESCs and FCs to plug and play electronics.  

This is a platform that embodies the flight characteristics of the TV drone with the build characterics of a field rig. 

While we currently can only commit to shipping to the US, we want everyone to have access to the DRL Racer4 Street. If you’re located outside the US, please let us know here that you’re interested! If we get enough demand from your country, we will add your country to our shipping list!

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Risks and challenges

We want everyone who wants the DRL Racer4 Street to have the DRL Racer4 Street.

As we have a small and nimble team who hand-builds every single drone from the circuit board up, we’ll need to invest the time and care to ensure all drones are crafted perfectly and can fly safely. We plan to ship to your door by early 2020, and we’ll keep you posted throughout the development process so you know exactly when you can get it.

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    Limited edition DRL Racer4 Street

    This is a true, field-ready version of the DRL Racer4 drone – our latest generation racing rig, flown by all the pilots in the 2019 DRL Allianz World Championship Season.

    This will be the same power config used in our series:
    • 1X 5S 2200mah ThunderPower 70
    • 4X BrotherHobby 2510 1250kv Motors
    • 2 Sets of HQ PC 7x4x3 props

    Plug and Play electronics stack:
    • F4 Flight Controller / Betaflight4 / OSD
    • 100 LEDs
    • dShot ESCs
    • TBS Nano vTX with SmartAudio

    And a low polygon Racer4 PC canopy.

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    DRL Racer4 Street - Starter-Kit Bundle

    Your DRL Racer4 Street - Starter-Kit Bundle comes with the Limited Edition Racer4 Street and Team Blacksheep Tango remote control system so you can immediately start flying our latest generation racing rig, flown by all the pilots in the 2019 DRL Allianz World Championship Season.

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    • Team Blacksheep Tango remote control system

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    2x Limited edition DRL Racer4 Street

    SAVE 10% by pledging for 2 true, field-ready versions of the DRL Racer4 drone – our latest generation racing rig, flown by all the pilots in the 2019 DRL Allianz World Championship Season.

    This will be the same power config used in our series:
    • 1X 5S 2200mah ThunderPower 70C
    • 4X BrotherHobby 2510 1250kv Motors
    • 2 Sets of HQ PC 7x4x3 props

    Plug and Play electronics stack:
    • F4 Flight Controller / Betaflight4 / OSD
    • 100 LEDs
    • dShot ESCs
    • TBS Nano vTX with SmartAudio

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    3x Limited edition DRL Racer4 Street

    SAVE 15% by pledging for 3 true, field-ready versions of the DRL Racer4 drone – our latest generation racing rig, flown by all the pilots in the 2019 DRL Allianz World Championship Season.

    This will be the same power config used in our series:
    • 1X 5S 2200mah ThunderPower 70C
    • 4X BrotherHobby 2510 1250kv Motors
    • 2 Sets of HQ PC 7x4x3 props

    Plug and Play electronics stack:
    • F4 Flight Controller / Betaflight4 / OSD
    • 100 LEDs
    • dShot ESCs
    • TBS Nano vTX with SmartAudio

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    4x Limited edition DRL Racer4 Street

    SAVE 20% by pledging for 4 true, field-ready versions of the DRL Racer4 drone – our latest generation racing rig, flown by all the pilots in the 2019 DRL Allianz World Championship Season.

    This will be the same power config used in our series:
    • 1X 5S 2200mah ThunderPower 70C
    • 4X BrotherHobby 2510 1250kv Motors
    • 2 Sets of HQ PC 7x4x3 props

    Plug and Play electronics stack:
    • F4 Flight Controller / Betaflight4 / OSD
    • 100 LEDs
    • dShot ESCs
    • TBS Nano vTX with SmartAudio

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