The e-volo Volocopter is an 18 rotor electric helicopter, and one of the first electric helicopters to make a successful flight, so far it has reached heights of 18 meters high in test flights.
The Volocopter is designed to hold two people, and will be capable of traveling distances of up to 100km with a flight altitude of 6500 feet, it comes with an automated control system, which means that it is capable of flight without a pilot.
The E-volo Volocopter is controlled by a range of built in computers and it also has a range of sensors, and has six rotor arms that are powered by different energy sources.
Each of the six rotors are individually controlled by 20 different computers, and it features 6 different battery blocks, that have a reserve capacity of 50 percent, should 2 of the blocks fail, the Volocopter can still make a safe landing.
E-volo’s Volocopter is a revolution in aviation Made in Germany. Safer, simpler, and cleaner than normal helicopters, it has a unique way of moving – a groundbreaking innovation.The Volocopter is an environmentally friendly and emission- free private helicopter.
You can find out more details about the E-volo Volocopter over at E-volo, it certainly looks very interesting from the photos and video.