The era of the personal flying machine is not here yet, but it seems a lot closer now that three guys from evolo have shown us how it can be done.They have scaled up the ubiquitous multicopter into an experimental manned flying platform. One can almost imagine the thrill of flying a domesticated version of this beast. It would be like having an airborne ATV.
Originally posted on SUAS News which has lots of news about Small Unmanned Aerial Systems.
German multicopter makes first manned flight.
It had to happen, and it was almost certainly going to be in Germany. Congratulations have to goto the team at e-volo they have possibly created a new manned flight platform, the first for many years.
The platform of choice for many sUAS operators, the multicopter has been super sized to such an extent that manned flight is now possible.
In their own words the team from e-volo have the following to say.
Simple flight for the average person would be a dream come to reality for us. In the next few years we would like to make more of these simple to fly devices available at an affordable price. The flyability of this device, the simple and straight forward piloting making the possibility of flight available to the average person is a goal that we strive towards.