The World’s First Electric Multicopter Flight

Multicopter

In late October, German engineer and founder of e-Volo, Thomas Senkel, flew for the first time in an aircraft called the multicopter. This multicopter is driven purely by electric energy and can be classified as an ultra-light aircraft with more engines and propellers than the average helicopter. The e-Volo multicopter has not less than 16 electric motors, as many propellers, and a weight (without load) of 80 kg including the electric batteries. The method used to build e-Volo is absolutely trivial: light metal structure made of aluminum, some lithium-ion […]

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