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18 rotors and up: E-volo shows personal helicopter prototype

The German startup hopes to build an 18-rotor personal "multicopter" by 2015 and is showing a prototype at the CeBIT trade show.

By March 6, 2013


E-volo's 18-rotor multicopter at CeBIT (pictures)

German Startup E-volo wants to build an 18-rotor personal helicopter by 2015. Here's a look at its smaller VC25 prototype, designed to can carry 25 kilograms.

5 Images By March 6, 2013


World's first 'green helicopter' takes maiden flight

The Volocopter VC200 is a quiet, battery-powered helicopter alternative with 18 rotors that can carry two people.

By November 24, 2013


18-rotor electric helicopter makes maiden flight

Aside from being emission-free, the German-built Volocopter VC200 is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm and quiet ride.

By November 25, 2013


Take to the skies in your personal multicopter

Da Vinci might have fancied E-volo's bizarre Volocopter, which seems like an oversized toy. Don't forget your parachute.

By May 2, 2012


This week in Crave: The spaced-out edition

When we weren't getting around this week via a personal multicopter or motorcycle fitted with spacecraft parts, we were monitoring a superhero/villain showdown and feeling bummed about our Nook Tablet.

By May 5, 2012


Bugatti roars into the toaster business

It's the hot new designer gadget of choice.

By September 12, 2007


'Ghostbusters' Ecto 1 up for auction

Famous 1959 Cadillac was used in an even more important famous film

By January 29, 2007