|First flight||November 2013|
|Developed from||E-volo VC1|
Design and development
The e-volo VC-2 (or VC-200) is the second in a series of multirotor designs from the German company e-volo. The single-place, 16 motor, all-electric e-volo VC1 "Volocopter" was demonstrated on 21 October 2011. The VC2 is the next follow-on with 18 engines suspended around an aluminum truss frame that includes a center-mounted seat, battery, and Battery Management Unit. The proof-of-concept aircraft will be used to develop the E-volo VC Evolution 2P, a two-passenger enclosed volocopter with extended range and weight capabilities.
The VC200 was demonstrated unmanned in November 2013 at an enclosed arena in Karlsruhe, Germany. Two prototypes performed unmanned flight tests, with the first manned flight made on March 30, 2016 by Alexander Zosel.
Data from EAA, Manufacturer
- Crew: one
- Powerplant: 18 × Direct drive electric, 2 kW (2.7 hp) each
- Propellers: two-bladed
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