How many people are out there attaching cameras to quadcopters and sending them up into the air to explore the world from above? This is a great way to really get a bird’s eye view without having to wait for a chance to go up in an airplane, helicopter, hot-air balloon, glider, or whatever else will get you flying. But, a few years ago, a bunch of people got together to build an electric multicopter that can actually lift a person—leave the camera at home folks, and get the view yourself:
Back in 2011, Thomas Senkel of e-volo and his team created volocopter VC1, a piloted electric multicopter. One fine October day, they took it out for its first test flight:
This is certainly only the beginning for creative uses of quadcopters. What other innovative ideas have you seen?
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