E-Volo Volocopter VC200 - 18 Rotor, Electric 'Helicopter'

E-Volo Volocopter VC200 ​​This caught my eye recently and thought I would post a link.  According to what I have read this 18 rotor VTOL vehicle is much easier to fly that a helicopter, can handle the failure of 2 non-adjacent batteries, has a parachute deployable in the event of system failure, can fly for around 20 minutes and is made of carbon fibre and fibreglass.

The vehicle has multiple on-board computers that handle the pitch and minimum speed etc. making flying very simple.  It occurs to me that this could be easily modified to be a remote controlled drone capable of pulling injured folk off a battlefield.  Flight time is an obvious limiting factor at the moment but where there is a will ...

I look forward to reading (and seeing) more of this vehicle.  Given the ease with which one can learn to fly it and the numerous safety features, not to mention its green credentials its future looks assured.  Well done to all those involved in making this dream a reality.

E-volo Volocopter VC200