Volocopter GmbH
Karlsruhe, Germany

The Volocopter VC200, with 18 non-tilting propellers, made its first unmanned flight in November 2013. Its first manned flight was March 30, 2016; Volocopter claimed this as the world’s first 2-seat electric VTOL aircraft. The aircraft is designed for up to 100 km/h (54 kt) and demonstrated a speed of 69 km/h (37 kt) in July 2016. The program is supported by Intel’s Ascending Technologies, DG Flugzeugbau GmbH and others.

The Volocopter 2X is a refined next generation version of the VC200, with a limited number of pre-production prototypes now under development for future sale.

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

Volocopter Characteristics (updated April 2017)

Specification VC200
Fuselage length 9.5 ft 2.9 m
Overall height 6.6 ft  2.0 m
Tip-to-tip distance 30 ft 9.15 m
Empty weight 660 lb 300 kg
Max gross takeoff wt 990 lb 450 kg
Useful load 330 lb 150 kg
Cruise speed 55 kt 100 km/h
Propulsors 18 propellers
Motor output 18x 5.3 hp 18x 3.9 kW
Power type electric/batteries
Passenger capacity 2
First Flight (unmanned) Nov. 17, 2013
First Flight (manned) March 30, 2016


Volocopter VC200 First Flight
Volocopter VC200 First Flight
Volocopter VC200 top view
Volocopter VC200 top view
Volocopter VC200 in flight
Volocopter VC200 in flight



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