Volocopter: Emission-Free Helicopter


Thu, Nov 21st, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

German based company E-volo is announcing the Volocopter, an enviromentally friendly and emission-free private helicopter. The array on top is quite unusual.

The Volocopter by e-volo is a completely novel, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) manned aircraft, which cannot be classified in any known category. The fact that it was conceived of as a purely electrically powered aircraft sets it apart from conventional aircraft.

Through the use of its many propellers, the Volocopter can take off and land vertically like a helicopter. A considerable advantage, apart from the simple construction without complex mechanics, is the redundancy of drives. This enables the safe landing of the volocopter even if some drives fail.



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