VC200 and 2X
The Volocopter VC200, with 18 non-tilting propellers, made its first unmanned flight in November 2013. First manned flight was March 30, 2016; e-volo 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 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)
|Fuselage length||9.5 ft||2.9 m||10.5 ft||3.2 m|
|Overall height||6.6 ft||2.0 m||7 ft||2.15 m|
|Tip-to-tip distance||30 ft||9.15 m||30 ft||9.15 m|
|Empty weight||660 lb||300 kg||640 lb||290 kg|
|Max gross takeoff wt||990 lb||450 kg||990 lb||450 kg|
|Useful load||330 lb||150 kg||350 lb||160 kg|
|Cruise speed||55 kt||100 km/h||55 kt||100 km/h|
|Propulsors||18 propellers||18 propellers|
|Motor output||18x 5.3 hp||18x 3.9 kW||not available|
|First Flight (unmanned)||Nov. 17, 2013||2017 (projected)|
|First Flight (manned)||March 30, 2016||2017 (projected)|