E-volo’s 18-Rotor Electrical Volocopter Takes Off for the First Time

E-volo’s Volocopter is a vehicle that flies with the help of eighteen electrical rotors and looks a bit like a cross between a quadcopter and a helicopter. The two-person Volocopter VC200 made its first remote-controlled flight on Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at the Dm-Arena in Karlsruhe, Germany. The series of test flights was deemed a success, and the E-volo team was especially excited about the vehicle’s lack of problematic vibrations. “The result of the first flight created a euphoria among the entire project team,” managing directors Stephan Wolf and Alexander Zosel said in a statement, “Not even the HD video cameras secured to the exterior carbon ring of the rotor plane captured the least vibrations.”

via Gizmag