e-volo: the world’s first manned personal electric helicopter
Multicopters have proved themselves as stable flying platforms with the likes of the AR Drone, but we could never have imagined this. e-volo is basically a bunch of copters tied together with a Swiss ball. This is the lucky guy up flying the world’s first manned electric powered copter.
The exciting part is e-volo's goal: to mass produce affordable personal flight for everyone, and with 20-30 minutes flight time already achieved, we’re excited. They’re even talking about how a one hour fight would cost just €6 – so we get to fly and it’s cheap and environmentally friendly? What a winner.
They just need to make the e-volo a wee bit smaller and we’ll be ready to commute on it right away. Just need to save up for that parachute. Here it is in action.