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E-volo VC25 multicopter prototype

The E-volo VC25 struts are made from lightweight carbon fiber tubing. The fuselage will house a control computer and battery. At the rear is a 19th propeller for forward propulsion.

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E-volo VC25 multicopter prototype

E-volo uses much larger rotors than those in buzzing quadcopters that are all the rage in flight research circles these days.

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E-volo VC25 multicopter prototype

E-volo's VC25 at CeBIT.

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E-volo VC25 multicopter prototype

The E-volo VC25 fuselage is carefully machined for minimum weight.

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E-volo VC25 multicopter prototype

The 18-rotor E-volo VC25 copter at CeBIT.

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