Walsh Makes History in World’s First Three eVTOL Craft Race in the Rain

The EXA Series concluded in a historic fashion at Stonefield Airfield, South Australia, as aviation enthusiasts and racing aficionados gathered to witness a groundbreaking event. The competition brought together three formidable pilots, including Zephatali Walsh, in a thrilling race amidst challenging wet and windy conditions.

The intensity of the race, coupled with the adverse weather, created an unforgettable spectacle for the crowd. Zephatali Walsh’s triumphant performance not only showcased his exceptional racing skills but also highlighted the adaptability and resilience of the Alauda Aeronautics Mk3s, the cutting-edge eVTOL aircraft designed for these high-speed races.

This event marked a pivotal moment in motorsport innovation, setting new standards for racing and broadcasting technology. Over 100 spectators were in attendance to witness this historic race. Innovative onboard cameras provided by EMG streamed 1080i live footage from all Speeders via RF, enhancing the viewer experience and setting a new benchmark in race broadcasting. The NEP Group, a leader in live broadcasting, recorded the event for a dynamic testbed that will shape future race broadcasts. This combination of live streaming and recorded broadcasts ensured that the excitement of the eVTOL race reached global audiences.

The success of this event was made possible through the support of esteemed sponsors and partners, including the South Australia government, Intel, Acronis, IWC, Saltwater Games, and Telstra Purple. Their commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation and supporting the evolution of flying car racing significantly contributed to the success of the three-speeder race.

This historic victory symbolizes not only a single race win but also a leap forward in the evolution of aerial mobility. The EXA Series of remotely piloted races provided a preview of the future of motorsport, with features like rapid battery-swap pit stops and strategic competition setting the stage for fully crewed Airspeeder Grand Prixs starting in 2024.

Alauda Aeronautics, the driving force behind the EXA Series, has created a technical ecosystem for electric flying car (eVTOL) racing. The 4.1-meter flying racing car, constructed from carbon fiber, demonstrated exceptional performance, boasting a top speed of 100 km/h and an acceleration from 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds.

As the inaugural EXA Series concludes, the spotlight now shifts to the future. The success of the remotely piloted race sets the stage for fully crewed Airspeeder races scheduled for 2024. This historic first marks the beginning of a new era in motorsport, where the sky is not just a limit but a race track.

Stay tuned for more updates on Airspeeder’s journey to revolutionize aerial mobility.

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