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Old December 6th 15, 05:35 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Kilo-Bravo
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Just an amazing development and a futuristic kind of Ultralight-Helicopter.
Speeking about a new German development, an electrically powered multicopter with 18-electric motors. The craft is steered with a single joystick only.. Taking "hands off the joystick" during flight, the Volocopter VC200 remaines "just as nailed down to the sky", holding its position and height automatically.
In addition, the VC200 will be the first and only aircraft in the world, which could easily be flown and handled by disabled pilots too, without prior extensive and costly modifications of the craft.
Compared to any other type of aircraft, handling the 18-engine Volocopter is extremely simple.
Read the complete story:
http://ul-segelflug.de/f-a-e/519-vol...the-world.html

Best regards from Germany

Klaus
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Old December 6th 15, 08:50 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot)
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Dude...... sorta sounds like a sale pitch.

If I was a mod here, I would put you in lock-down and give an infraction.

But..... you have some past history, thus I would think a bit.....
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Old December 7th 15, 12:06 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Kilo-Bravo
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Default Volocopter - safest aircraft in the world

Hi Charlie M.

would you mind telling me, why you would like to lock me down or why you doŽnt like my threads or informations?
I run a non-profit website, informing others about developments in ultralight-aviations. I do not get paid from anyone for my writing, so whats wrong about that?

Best regards from Germany

Klaus

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Old December 7th 15, 03:39 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Jonathan St. Cloud
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Actually I thought it was kind of cool. This is an aviation related newsgroup. I am a helicopter pilot so it was interesting to me.


On Monday, December 7, 2015 at 3:06:52 AM UTC-8, Kilo-Bravo wrote:
Hi Charlie M.

would you mind telling me, why you would like to lock me down or why you doŽnt like my threads or informations?
I run a non-profit website, informing others about developments in ultralight-aviations. I do not get paid from anyone for my writing, so whats wrong about that?

Best regards from Germany

Klaus


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Old December 7th 15, 04:44 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Kilo-Bravo
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Default Volocopter - safest aircraft in the world

Thanks Jonathan, I appreciate your comment.

Best regards from Germany
Klaus
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Old December 7th 15, 05:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot)
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On Monday, December 7, 2015 at 6:06:52 AM UTC-5, Kilo-Bravo wrote:
Hi Charlie M.

would you mind telling me, why you would like to lock me down or why you doŽnt like my threads or informations?
I run a non-profit website, informing others about developments in ultralight-aviations. I do not get paid from anyone for my writing, so whats wrong about that?

Best regards from Germany

Klaus


Hello Klaus,

Guess you missed some of the rest of my post.

First impression was this was a "spam post".
I followed the link provided and was blocked by software on my PC
Since I'm an "admin" or a "moderator" on a number of sites, my first impression was this was a spam post.

But, as I mentioned, I see you have done other good posts here so you have some history (a good thing).
Thus I also posted I would have a done a "wait & see" for your post.

Additionally, I can now see your posted link (I also looked at other items on your site) so I can tell a bit more.

I have no way to edit my previous post, I can only delete it.

I am also only another poster here, not any sort of "staff" for this site.

I agree with Jonathan, now that I can see your link it is an interesting idea you presented. It would be good to see if they can extend the flight time a bit more but it's an interesting start.

Charlie.

PS, I apologize if I came off harsh earlier, not really my intention, I was just commenting.
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Old December 7th 15, 06:04 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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I agree that it's a very interesting project! I also read Charlie's
post and am glad that he got a look at the site and was able to comment
on the project.

I also agree that newer battery technology is needed to make this
anything more than a high-priced toy, but then that's what our gliders
are, aren't they?

On 12/7/2015 8:44 AM, Kilo-Bravo wrote:
Thanks Jonathan, I appreciate your comment.

Best regards from Germany
Klaus


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Old December 7th 15, 06:11 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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I just took another look at a full size picture of the Volocopter and a
thought occurs to me: Imagine all control being accomplished by varying
the speed of those motors. Now imagine the beat frequencies generated
by the rotors. You would go quickly insane without a terrific
noise-cancelling headset! What sort of vibrations would that cause in
the airframe? I guess they've addressed that issue...

On 12/7/2015 10:04 AM, Dan Marotta wrote:
I agree that it's a very interesting project! I also read Charlie's
post and am glad that he got a look at the site and was able to
comment on the project.

I also agree that newer battery technology is needed to make this
anything more than a high-priced toy, but then that's what our gliders
are, aren't they?

On 12/7/2015 8:44 AM, Kilo-Bravo wrote:
Thanks Jonathan, I appreciate your comment.

Best regards from Germany
Klaus


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Dan, 5J


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Old December 7th 15, 07:25 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9:04:51 AM UTC-8, Dan Marotta wrote:
I also agree that newer battery technology is needed to make this
anything more than a high-priced toy, but then that's what our
gliders are, aren't they?
Dan, 5J


I suppose one could have also criticized the Wright Flyer for having an impractical powerplant, but that would be missing the point . It is inevitable that battery technology will improve, and when it does, the Volocopter will be ready for it.
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Old December 8th 15, 09:26 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Kilo-Bravo
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Hello Charlie,

thanks for your reply. Even that your excuses sound little bit "strange", IŽll accept your appologies - no hard feeling. I know how I get bored, when idiots try to post spam mails at my website, consuming unnecessary time every day to sort them out.

As you might have reakized by scolling throught UL-Segelflug.de, the majority of my articles are written in German language and only few are translated into english.

I only post an information in rec.aviation.soaring, when I beliefe that a story could be of interest also for pilots and aviation enthusiasts who speek English, not German. Knowing, that my personal translations are far away from being perfect, I still hope they are little better to understand that a quick google-translation.

Hope, you`ll continue to visit my website from time to time, even so IŽll have not many subjects to offer for "chopper-pilots".
Great thing, my sun also is a chopper-pilot, has flown 12 year SAR in UH 1D in German Airforce.

Best regards from Germany

Klaus
 




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