Volo­copter in pro­duc­tion

Pilot - - ROTORHEADS -

Ger­man sailplane man­u­fac­turer DG Flugzeug­bau has been com­mis­sioned by Volo­copter Gmbh to build ‘a large num­ber’ of Volo­copter 2X elec­tric-pow­ered ‘mul­ti­copter’ VTOL craft, which it says will be the first such to go into serial pro­duc­tion. The Volo­copter 2X can fly au­tonomously or ‘be eas­ily op­er­ated us­ing a joy­stick’, says the com­pany, and it has also been cer­ti­fied for manned oper­a­tion. Volo­copter flew an un­manned 2X in Dubai last year in what the com­pany de­scribed as the ‘first-ever pub­lic flight of an au­ton­o­mous ur­ban air taxi’. It is study­ing the fea­si­bil­ity and safety of Volo­copters serv­ing as ‘fly­ing taxis’ for pub­lic trans­porta­tion.

Volo­cop­tor 2X's first pub­lic flight in Dubai in 2017

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.