The e-volo looks unlike any helicopter we have every seen. The Volocopter features 18 electric rotors and has become one of the first ever electric helicopters to make a successful flight and has so far reached heights of around 18 meters during test flights.
It may not be as capable as most modern helicopters, but it is designed to hold two people while travelling up to 100km at a maximum altitude of 6500 feet and it capable of fully automated flight thanks to its range of computers and sensors.
Each of the six rotors are controlled by 20 different computers and 6 different battery blocks that features a 50% power reserve. This means that should 2 of the blocks fail, then the Volocopter will still keep running and be able to make a safe landing.
The German made Volocopter is not only quieter, more efficient and safer than normal helicopters and there is no doubt that the technology behind it is awesome.
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