The Volocopter 2X is a series model of a passenger multicopter, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft powered purely by electricity and capable of carrying 2 passengers. In addition to the failure tolerance due to the Volocopter’s redundancy concept and its ability to fly emission-free, the low-noise operation marks another important advantage over other VTOL aircraft.
The 2X is the consequent evolution of the VC200 prototype towards everyday use. Its battery replacement system allows for a quick swap and makes it ready for operation within a few minutes. The 2X has been developed for approval as an ultralight aircraft and should receive “Multicopter” type certification that shall be created under the new German UL category in 2018.
With granting of the type certificate, series production of the 2X is set to start for the German air sports market.
Until then, several pre-series models shall be used for test flights and demonstrations.
The Volocopter 2X has not only been designed as a sport aircraft but also as a demonstrator for future urban mobility systems. By 2018, the first Volocopter 2X models with special permit are set to be used as flying taxis in pilot projects. The technology also allows for remote controlled and even autonomous flights.