18-rotor electric helicopter makes maiden flight
If its 18 rotors aren’t enough to get you excited, this crazy flying machine has a “pleasant sonorous sound,” according to German engineers who built the Volocopter VC200.
The multicopter recently took to the skies for the first time in a series of remote-controlled, unmanned flights in an arena in Karlsruhe, Germany.
“Rich and incredibly quiet sound, absolutely no noticeable vibrations in the flight, convincing structure with a great, new spring strut landing gear, and an extremely calm rotor plane,” was how Alexander Zosel, managing director of developer E-volo, described the nine flights, which lasted a total of about 20 minutes.
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