On November 17, the e-Volo team tested their newest Volocopter prototype, the VC200 in a hangar in Karlsruhe, Germany.
According to the company, the aircraft exceeded all expectations: it was quiet, produced no noticeable vibrations during the flight and showed excellent use of its new spring strut landing gear and rotor plane. The next phase of the project is already underway.
A two-year development program in collaboration with the German Federal Aviation Office and the German Ultralight Aircraft Association will include a series of autonomous test flights over uninhabited areas of the country. The aim is to demonstrate reliability of the aircraft’s electronic steering and safety systems.
Via Sepp Hasslberger