World Record: Princeton Student Breaks Guinness World Record for Quad Copter

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 12/13/2019 12:07:49 PM

Zechen Wei of Princeton broke the Guinness world speed record for the fastest quad copter ascent to 100 meters, with a record time of 2.732 seconds. Wei a senior at Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science (PRISMS) had always had a passion for drones. When he first came to the school as a freshman he expressed a strong interest in creating drones, said Dr. Yang Yang, PRISMS director of admissions. Wei saw the record set in 2016 by German engineer, Dirk Brunner, who had produced a quad copter that was able to ascend 100 meters in 3.871 seconds, which earned the title of "Fastest 100m ascent by a quad copter" in the Guinness Book of World Records. Wei decided to take on the task of beating the record as part of his two-year research program at PRISMS with his research mentor, Adam Kemp. "He did calculations as per physics and math and saw that this speed can be faster," Yang said. "Over one and half years he worked to improve the function of the quad copter."


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