Thursday, 3 November 2011

News: e-volo conducts the first successful manned multicopter flight

It's here! the first multicopter capable of flying with a person on board!

From the official release note:
At the end of October 2011, Thomas Senkel of e-volo made the first manned flight with an e-powered multicopter at an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds, after which the constructor and test pilot stated: "The flight characteristics are good natured. Without any steering input it would just hover there on the spot". This could be the future of flight, piloting a device as simple as a car. 
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