OUR HIGH FLIER:
THE VOLOCOPTER 2X

THE WORLD’S FIRST MANNED, FULLY ELECTRIC AND SAFE VTOL

18 quiet rotors, simple operation using a single joystick and the highest degree of reliability using superior design: The Volocopter 2X turns the vision of “flight for all” into reality. No combustion engine, no noise, no complex mechanics. Just step on board, fly off and arrive in comfort. Welcome to today’s innovative mobility concept.

THE VOLOCOPTER 2X IN DETAIL

SUPREME SAFETY

The Volocopter 2X incorporates superior design systems in all critical areas assuring the highest degree of reliability. This encompasses propellers, electric motors, battery packs, electronics, displays and much more. In addition, all communication networks are connected via the latest optical fibers - in other words “fly-by-light”. There are also numerous support systems for flight control and stabilization. Also on board, although you will never require it, is an emergency parachute.

The Volocopter 2X incorporates superior design systems in all critical areas assuring the highest degree of reliability. This encompasses propellers, electric motors, battery packs, electronics, displays and much more. In addition, all communication networks are connected via the latest optical fibers - in other words “fly-by-light”. There are also numerous support systems for flight control and stabilization. Also on board, although you will never require it, is an emergency parachute.

ESPECIALLY QUIET

On experiencing the new Volocopter 2X in action for the first time, you will be astounded, by howquiet it is. Because all 18 rotors acoustically operate within a narrow frequency band they appear to the human ear to be only twice as loud as one single rotor. In contrast, a helicopter is numerous times louder with its main and tail rotors as well as its turbine. For comparison: A Volocopter 2X within 75 meters distance is as quiet as the smallest helicopter within 500 meters distance, that is a factor of 7!

On experiencing the new Volocopter 2X in action for the first time, you will be astounded, by howquiet it is. Because all 18 rotors acoustically operate within a narrow frequency band they appear to the human ear to be only twice as loud as one single rotor. In contrast, a helicopter is numerous times louder with its main and tail rotors as well as its turbine. For comparison: A Volocopter 2X within 75 meters distance is as quiet as the smallest helicopter within 500 meters distance, that is a factor of 7!

A REALITY TODAY

The Volocopter is the world’s first multicopter to be granted a certification for manned flights - as early as 2016. It fulfils stringent German and international safety standards. From the end of 2017 the Volocopter will get to prove this in Dubai: At the first ever autonomous air taxi test run in the history of aviation.

The Volocopter is the world’s first multicopter to be granted a certification for manned flights - as early as 2016. It fulfils stringent German and international safety standards. From the end of 2017 the Volocopter will get to prove this in Dubai: At the first ever autonomous air taxi test run in the history of aviation.

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SO SIMPLE

Flight has never been so easy. Only a short induction is required to operate the Volocopter. The reason: The latest support systems and more than 100 microprocessors automatically ensure perfect stability and control of the multicopter. Whether it is altitude control, balance or landing, the Volocopter 2X can easily and intuitively be operated by a single joystick. Even if the pilot lets go of the joystick, the multicopter will retain its prevailing position fully automatically. Even better, in areas in which autonomous operations are possible, it can simply fly on its own.

Flight has never been so easy. Only a short induction is required to operate the Volocopter. The reason: The latest support systems and more than 100 microprocessors automatically ensure perfect stability and control of the multicopter. Whether it is altitude control, balance or landing, the Volocopter 2X can easily and intuitively be operated by a single joystick. Even if the pilot lets go of the joystick, the multicopter will retain its prevailing position fully automatically. Even better, in areas in which autonomous operations are possible, it can simply fly on its own.

COST EFFECTIVE

The Volocopter 2X sets new benchmarks not just in terms of reliability and simplicity, but also where cost effectiveness is concerned. Fuel is replaced by economic (and increasingly sustainably generated) electricity. On top of this, requirements for maintenance, repair and overhaul are reduced to a minimum through the avoidance of complex mechanical components. The simple and intuitive operation also does away with the need for an extra pilot. The Volocopter just flies by itself.

The Volocopter 2X sets new benchmarks not just in terms of reliability and simplicity, but also where cost effectiveness is concerned. Fuel is replaced by economic (and increasingly sustainably generated) electricity. On top of this, requirements for maintenance, repair and overhaul are reduced to a minimum through the avoidance of complex mechanical components. The simple and intuitive operation also does away with the need for an extra pilot. The Volocopter just flies by itself.

CHARACTERISTICALLY GERMAN

We like perfection, precision and reliability. This applies also to the Volocopter 2X which incorporates each and every one of these characteristics. After all, everything was planned, developed and built at the German company headquarters in Bruchsal. From the initial idea to the software and electronic components through to the latest version.

We like perfection, precision and reliability. This applies also to the Volocopter 2X which incorporates each and every one of these characteristics. After all, everything was planned, developed and built at the German company headquarters in Bruchsal. From the initial idea to the software and electronic components through to the latest version.

THE FASCINATION OF ELECTRIC

The Volocopter is the first ever fully electric and manned multicopter with a permit to fly. This means no combustion engine, no fuel and no emissions as a result. Instead, the on-board systems and 18 electric drives are supplied by 9 high capacity batteries. The perfect sustainable alternative mobility solution for the city: Fast, simple and environmentally friendly.

The Volocopter is the first ever fully electric and manned multicopter with a permit to fly. This means no combustion engine, no fuel and no emissions as a result. Instead, the on-board systems and 18 electric drives are supplied by 9 high capacity batteries. The perfect sustainable alternative mobility solution for the city: Fast, simple and environmentally friendly.

easy

SO SIMPLE

Flight has never been so easy. Only a short induction is required to operate the Volocopter. The reason: The latest support systems and more than 100 microprocessors automatically ensure perfect stability and control of the multicopter. Whether it is altitude control, balance or landing, the Volocopter 2X can easily and intuitively be operated by a single joystick. Even if the pilot lets go of the joystick, the multicopter will retain its prevailing position fully automatically. Even better, in areas in which autonomous operations are possible, it can simply fly on its own.

Flight has never been so easy. Only a short induction is required to operate the Volocopter. The reason: The latest support systems and more than 100 microprocessors automatically ensure perfect stability and control of the multicopter. Whether it is altitude control, balance or landing, the Volocopter 2X can easily and intuitively be operated by a single joystick. Even if the pilot lets go of the joystick, the multicopter will retain its prevailing position fully automatically. Even better, in areas in which autonomous operations are possible, it can simply fly on its own.

COST EFFECTIVE

The Volocopter 2X sets new benchmarks not just in terms of reliability and simplicity, but also where cost effectiveness is concerned. Fuel is replaced by economic (and increasingly sustainably generated) electricity. On top of this, requirements for maintenance, repair and overhaul are reduced to a minimum through the avoidance of complex mechanical components. The simple and intuitive operation also does away with the need for an extra pilot. The Volocopter just flies by itself.

The Volocopter 2X sets new benchmarks not just in terms of reliability and simplicity, but also where cost effectiveness is concerned. Fuel is replaced by economic (and increasingly sustainably generated) electricity. On top of this, requirements for maintenance, repair and overhaul are reduced to a minimum through the avoidance of complex mechanical components. The simple and intuitive operation also does away with the need for an extra pilot. The Volocopter just flies by itself.

CHARACTERISTICALLY GERMAN

We like perfection, precision and reliability. This applies also to the Volocopter 2X which incorporates each and every one of these characteristics. After all, everything was planned, developed and built at the German company headquarters in Bruchsal. From the initial idea to the software and electronic components through to the latest version.

We like perfection, precision and reliability. This applies also to the Volocopter 2X which incorporates each and every one of these characteristics. After all, everything was planned, developed and built at the German company headquarters in Bruchsal. From the initial idea to the software and electronic components through to the latest version.

THE FASCINATION OF ELECTRIC

The Volocopter is the first ever fully electric and manned multicopter with a permit to fly. This means no combustion engine, no fuel and no emissions as a result. Instead, the on-board systems and 18 electric drives are supplied by 9 high capacity batteries. The perfect sustainable alternative mobility solution for the city: Fast, simple and environmentally friendly.

The Volocopter is the first ever fully electric and manned multicopter with a permit to fly. This means no combustion engine, no fuel and no emissions as a result. Instead, the on-board systems and 18 electric drives are supplied by 9 high capacity batteries. The perfect sustainable alternative mobility solution for the city: Fast, simple and environmentally friendly.

TECHNICAL FEATURES
Classification
VTOL (vertical take-off and landing); rotary wing aircraft
Certification
Light sport multicopter; German ultralight (UL)
Power type
Electric/batteries
Passenger capacity
2 pax
Max. take off mass (MTOM)
450 kg
Max. payload
160 kg
Operating weight empty (OWE)
290 kg
Max. range (@ MTOM)1
27 km (17 mi) at an optimal ́range ́ cruise speed of 70 km/h (43 mph)
Max. flight time (@ MTOM)1
27 min at an optimal ́flight time ́ cruise speed of 50 km/h (31 mph)
Max. airspeed (limited time)
100 km/h
Rate of climb (@ MTOM)
3 m/s
Rate of descent
2,5 m/s
Altitude (service ceiling)
≥ 2.000 m AMSL
Altitude (hovering)
≥ 1.650 m AMSL
Noise level
~ 65 dB(A) at 75 m
Safety & redundancy concept
- Full aircraft emergency parachute
- Multiple redundancy in all critical components such as propellers,
motors, power source, electronics, flight control, displays
- Highly reliable communication network between devices through meshed polymer optic fiber network (fly-by-light)
Composition/structure
Fibre composites; lightweight construction
Overall height
2,15 m
Rotor plane
6 hub-arms; 1 holm and 3 engine heads per hub-arm
Diameter of the rotor rim incl. propellers
9,15 m
Diameter of the rotor rim excl. propellers
7,35 m
Diameter of a single propeller
1,80 m
Cockpit
3,20 m length / 1,25 m width / 1,21 m height
Skids
3,02 m lenght / 2,06 m width
a) Power supply & battery
Number of battery packs
9 independent battery systems with quick release
Battery type
Lithium-ion battery
Power supply
9 batteries supply 2 motors each
Max. charging time
< 120 min
Fast charging time
< 40 min
Battery changing system
Quick-change system; plug-in system
Battery cooling
Active air cooling
b) Motors & rotors
Number of motors & rotors
18 each
Engine type
3-phase PM synchronous motor, brushless DC electric motor (BLDC)
Elements
1 triple redundant primary flight control unit
1 dissimilar backup flight control unit
1 joystick (includes friction clutch to set cruise speed)
Sensors
Gyroscopes, acceleration sensors, magnetic field measurement sensors, manometers
Data network
Optical data transmission via polymer optical fibers
Options to control
Piloted, interactive one-hand control via joystick
Features
Continuous data recording, hundreds of times per second
Estimated selling price
Available upon request
Remote control (RC)
already assimilable
GPS point tracking
already assimilable
Sense & avoid
integration possible
Autonomous subfeatures
integration possible
Additional battery capacity to extend range and flight time
integration possible
Air traffic management (inlcuding UTM) to coordinate autonomous Volocopter fleets
integration possible
In general, available UAV technology can be integrated into the Volocopter
1 Additional battery capacity to extend range and flight time - integration possible
2 Unavailable for certified UL aircraft. Available in the framework of pilot projects approved by relevant authorities, e.g. Volocopter air shuttle service.
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EXCLUSIVE INTERIOR

Your journey in the Volocopter 2X begins before takeoff. Two very tall persons will find it convenient to embark and disembark and to sit in comfort in the luxurious leather seats during their flight. A high quality cockpit and a pleasantly quiet and vibration proof cabin round up the overall exclusive impression of the Volocopter.

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