November 4, 2011 by staff
Multicopter, It might seem like space surrounded hopper helicopter models, but the rotor 16 E-Volo is a totally new type of helicopter – which can float motionless in the air without the participation of the pilot
His daring engineer, Thomas Senkel, took the team on their first manned flight this week – a period of 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Not the first electric helicopter flight – but this is a new type of machine, intended only for joystick, with the pilot sitting above the rotors. Senkel says could revolutionize transportation.
The three inventors claim their flying machine could be used for pipeline inspection, as an air ambulance or for aerial photography – and just for fun.
Once you have solved the problem of how to keep in the air longer – and support more people – Senkel expected to replace the equipment for good.
It is much easier to fly than normal helicopters – is led by the speed of the rotor, which is controlled by computer, so that the pilot only has to use a joystick as if playing a game, instead of managing multiple complex contorols at a time.
Senkel describes the ease of using the machine as “affable” and the potential of replacing the helicopter in many situations.
He added: “Without any steering movement just floating there on the spot.”
The multicopter currently only able to fly for about 20 minutes, battery-powered lithium-ion batteries.
However, I hope E-flew rapidly developing technology means you can complete one-hour flights in the near future.
A hybrid drive, in which a conventional internal combustion engine generates electric power, since they show a flight time of one hour.
A one-hour flight would cost around six euros into electricity. The machine has few parts, which could be carried out, which means that the aircraft needs little maintenance.
E-flew his plane say is special because of the “simplicity of its construction, mechanical engineering, without complex and redundant engines.
In an emergency, you can land, although four of the 16 discs. And since the blades sit below the pilot’s parachute security can also be implemented.
Controls can be integrated with GPS software, the claim of three friends, and the machine could even automatically avoid obstacles and go to predetermined locations. E-Volo have already successfully completed several ‘drones’ flights with the remotely controlled vehicle from the ground.
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