Come visit us at AirVenture at Oshkosh/USA on July 23-29, 2012.
There you can see our VC2 Volocopter. VC2 is the successor of the VC1 – the worldwide first Volocopter. With the VC1, the first manned flight world-wide with a purely electrically powered Volocopter succeeded on the 21st October 2011.
Like the VC1, the VC2 is made of aluminum, but much stronger and lighter. With the VC2 we will start in September 2012 a series of manned test flights. All the developments in the field of safety techniques, electric motors, steering controls and BMU (Batterie Management Unit) we will extensively test.
Together with a network of notable partners from the fields of research and industry, e-volo will press ahead with the development of the technology for the Volocopter during the next years.
The aim of the collaboration is a two-seater Volocopter which complies with regulations, and is based on the concept study of the VC Evolution 2P with the following aircraft performance:
• a speed of over 54 kn (100 km/h)
• a minimum flight altitude of 6500 ft
• a take-off weight of 450 kg
• more than one hour flight time
For the development phase a two-year flight testing programme in collaboration with the LBA (German Federal Aviation Office) and the DULV (German Ultralight Aircraft Association) for an own aeronautical classification “Volocopter” is in the pipeline. Among other things, autonomous test flights over uninhabited areas for days on end are planned in order to test and demonstrate the reliability of the electronic steering and the diverse safety concepts in an uninterrupted flight.
You will find us at the Innovation Hangar Alpha.