“We believe that the development of the Volocopter holds significant promise to radically change short distance transportation” -Erik Lindbergh
As little kids in pajamas, high on peanut butter and jelly, glued to the TV set, we were big fans of the Jetson’s. A cartoon series that depicted a hella good life in our future. What we remember most was the technology that was in store for us. Snacks were available at the touch of a button. A house in the clouds with a great view from our bedroom window. The best part of all was dreaming about being flown to school everyday in our family “Volocopter”. That time is long gone. However, the possibility is still in our imminent future and riding in flying cars is a promising reality for us. The E-Volo Electric Helicopter has achieved flight, the first of its kind to sustain lift from electric power. Designed to carry two people, the VC200 is a vertical take-off and landing aircraft that requires no mechanical pitch control of the propellers and is claimed to be safer, simpler, and cleaner than normal helicopters. Ladies and Gentleman, meet the new ride.
The safety of the volocopter is the redundancy of its components. All safety relevant systems are present in multiple number.Thereby the volocopter is safe to fly even if several drive units fail. Even if the range extender fails, a safe landing is ensured by additional batteries.Volocopters are fitted with a rescue system in the form of a parachute which safely lets the entire aircraft sink to the ground in the case of an emergency.
Advantages of the Volocopter
– Potential to become the world’s safest piece of air sport equipment
– No emissions
– Very easy to fly by joystick
– Easy and cost-efficient pilot training
– Extremely low operating costs and low-maintenance
– Quiet, pleasant sound
– No vibrations
“It has a long development path ahead, but if this innovative design reaches the commercial market it will dramatically change the way we move about the planet.” – Erik Lindbergh