Come fly with me

Posted by Margaret Barber at

Flying cars came a bit nearer with the news that a German company, e-Volo are preparing for the first manned flight of their new machine, the Volocopter. Something of a cross between  a drone and a helicopter, the Volocopter 2 seater model takes off vertically just like a helicopter, but unlike other aircraft, it runs on battery packs. Currently the copter can only fly for 20-30 minutes on a charge, but the engineers are working to extend flight times to over an hour and they also want to design a larger version that could carry four to six people. 

As it stands, the e-Volo team plans to sell the two-seated model for $340,000 apiece so its not yet the choice of travel for the masses

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