Volocopter 2X Side View

2X
Volocopter GmbH
Karlsruhe, Germany
www.volocopter.com

The Volocopter 2X is a refined version of the VC200, with a limited number of pre-production prototypes now under development for future sale. The aircraft, with 18 non-tilting propellers, made its first unmanned flight in September 2017. The first manned flight was in 2018, causing Volocopter to claim this as the world’s first 2-seat electric VTOL aircraft. The aircraft is designed for up to 100 km/h (55 kt). If any issue were to arise, the 2X is outfitted with a ballistic parachute to ensure a safe landing. The program is supported by Intel’s Ascending Technologies, Daimler AG, DG Flugzeugbau GmbH and others.

Note: The company was known as “e-volo GmbH” until July 2017.

Volocopter Characteristics (updated April 2017)

Specification 2X
Fuselage length 10.5 ft 3.2 m
Overall height 7 ft 2.15 m
Tip-to-tip distance 30 ft 9.15 m
Empty weight 640 lb 290 kg
Max gross takeoff wt 990 lb 450 kg
Useful load 350 lb 160 kg
Cruise speed 55 kt 100 km/h
Propulsors 18 propellers
Motor type 3-phase PM synchronous motor, brushless DC electric motor (BLDC)
Power type electric/batteries
Passenger capacity 2
First Flight (unmanned) September 2017
First Flight (manned) January 2018
Volocopter 2X Side View
Volocopter 2X Side View
Volocopter 2X first unmanned flight test
Volocopter 2X first unmanned flight test
Volocopter 2X manned flight with Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich
Volocopter 2X first manned flight with Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich

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