No Flying Car, But A Flying Volocopter?

The Volocopter is something new; kind of like a big quadcopter drone, but with more rotors - eighteen currently on the working prototype. It's also electric!

The two-seater prototype has flown unmanned (inside a large hanger) and the e-Volo company  are working under cover on a new production version which they hope to show publicly next Summer (flying outdoors).
The e-Volo team is working on an upgrade of the entire system in preparation for that first manned flight. The structure and architecture are essentially the same as they were in 2013, but the inner workings have been thoroughly upgraded. “We’re assembling a new electronic flight-control system, and a new battery system,” says CEO Alexander Zosel.
Wired


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