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Get To Know Volocopter: The First VTOL Manned Electric Aircraft

Despite many aircrafts, mechanical engineers often look forward to build the mini version of what they have already built like – pocket-size drones, helicopters and even some devices for tactical reconnaissance. Well, Enough with the introductory, right? Get to know Volocopter.

Volocopter VC-200
Volocopter VC-200 | Credit: e-volo

The e-volo Volocopter (Current version: VC-200) is the first vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) manned multirotor electric aircraft. It’s packed with many propellers and through the use of them, it can take off and land vertically like a helicopter. The multirotor system gives a considerable advantage that it doesn’t even require complex mechanics for landing. It’s run by batteries and the flight time for a battery lasts only about 20 minutes.

HOW IT WORKS:
It’s simple and not sophisticated as it works by means of a joystick. It’s based on the fly-by-wire principle, a semi-automatic and typically computer-regulated system for controlling the flight of an aircraft or spacecraft. When executing, the pilot needs no attention to pay for and it’s optional. This makes conventional aviation so appealing.

The propellers generate the upward thrust and the steering can be taken care of by selective variation of rotors speed. The automatic position control and the directional control take place by means of several independent and mutually monitoring airborne computers which control the rotation speed of each drive separately. An optional, additional pusher propeller enables an even faster flight.

To keep yourself updated on Volocopter, visit  e-volo

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