First manned flight of the Volocopter VC200
This already happened back in April. It’s worth a look around their website for all the latest information and pictures: http://www.volocopter.com/index.php/en/
Truly astonishing – With a hybrid version for range, in the short term, new battery technologies being developed and integrated flight corridors to manage autopilots we could soon be flying with less noise, disruption and pollution than using the roads. That’s the dream of course, and we’d have to accept the sky being full of people, plus this won’t replace road and rail for mass commuting, but it might in the end be better than motorways choked with traffic and fumes – – – ?
“A positive aspect of electric vehicle development is the rapid development of battery technology throughout the world. A considerable increase in battery capacity is anticipated in the near future, enabling increased flight duration. In the meantime we are working in parallel on the integration of a serial hybrid drive to extend the application options of the Volocopter.”
Here’s the video on YouTube: