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Volocopter Expands Flight Testing »

In a new video posted online this week, e-Volo shows the latest unmanned flight tests of its VTOL electric-powered Volocopter. The tests, which took place in Germany last month, demonstrated various dynamic flight maneuvers at higher speeds for the first time. “These test flights did not only serve as a presentation of possible flight dynamics,” the company said in a news release. “The actual goal was to gain important knowledge in order to optimize the current developments of the new prototype for serial production." More

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