Volocopter is known for their air taxis, but their latest project, Volodrone, won’t be carrying people a round, but rather heavy cargo, thanks to a special attachment system located underneath its body. This all-electric drone boasts 18 rotors and its air frame is built around a body to house the removable lithium-battery as well as other electronics, with a rail attachment system for various payloads to be connected up to its underbody in between the landing gear.
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Volocopter teamed up with Skyports to unveil the world’s first full-scale air taxi vertiport today at the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Singapore. This is where the Volocopter 2X, a two-seat, semi-autonomous, multi-rotor electric helicopter, will land and take off. Featuring 18 fixed-pitch propellers, each powered by its own electric motor, while the interior boasts a two-seat, side-by-side configuration in an enclosed cockpit with a windshield.