Volocopter’s VoloDrone Electric Heavy Lift Aircraft
Volocopter’s VoloDrone Successfully Completes First Public Flight
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today at ITS Hamburg 2021, Volocopter’s electric heavy-lift VoloDrone completed its first public flight. Alongside international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter, the urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer, showcased VoloDrone’s seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport simulation. The partners demonstrated their significant progress together since DB Schenker came aboard as a strategic investor of Volocopter early last year.
Taking off at 3:02 p.m. at homePORT Hamburg, the three minute test flight reached a maximum altitude of 22 meters. For this delivery demonstration, the electric heavy-lift utility drone was outfitted with a load-box in between its landing gears. First, the demonstration teams affixed a Euro-pallet sized cargo to the box under the VoloDrone, which was followed by a smooth…