It’s greener than a traditional helicopter. Quieter, too. But most of all, the Volocopter 2X is safer. Thanks to multiple redundant systems, a total of 18 rotors, and a full aircraft parachute in case everything else fails, it’s arguably safer than traveling on land. Powered by electric motors, it’s controlled by a simple joystick control and has features like automatic altitude control that make it even easier to fly. It can also be controlled remotely, drone-style. It’s currently under development and expected to receive approval as an ultralight multi-copter next year.
Nov 27, 2017