Electric Multicopter – World’s First With a Pilot

Thomas Senkel of e-volo made the first manned flight with an electric multicopter at an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds, after which the constructor and test pilot stated:

“The flight characteristics are good natured. Without any steering input it would just hover there on the spot”. This could be the future of flight, piloting a device as easy as a car.

I love how they placed a bouncy gym ball underneath the pilot for suspension purposes, it looks a little ghetto but it sure seems effective.

Take a look at the previous post about “Quadrocoptors“, it sort of reminded me of this multicopter.

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