Don't Move!: First Manned Multicopter Flight

November 2, 2011


Ever wanted to be chopped to pieces atop of an exercise ball? Join my ninja yoga class. Ooooooooor strap yourself to this terrifying 16-blade multicopter. One slip and you're fertilizer.

The German e-volo multicopter is the first manned electric multicopter to take flight according to the company. The pilot, Thomas Senkel utilized a hand-held wireless control unit to steer the spider-like contraption from a center-mounted seat. The initial flight only lasted approximately 90 seconds, but potential flight time could last as long as 30 minutes. A gas/electric hybrid copter could stay afloat for as long as an hour according to the company.

Admittedly, I would take my chances with one. Of course, I said the same thing about the expired cottage cheese cup I had for lunch today, and now look at me. "You do look pretty f***ing awful." Like really bloated, right? "Super bloated." Okaaaaaaay, this was gonna be a test because I haven't even had lunch yet but I want to stop now before I get hurt any more.

Hit the jump for a video of the one small step for man, one giant leap into rotating blades for mankind.

Amazing Multicopter Could Be Your Ticket to The Heavens [gizmodo]

Thanks to joe D and Laura, who are all "jetpacks or GTFO". Hey, I'm with you.

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