An 18-Rotor Aircraft (Really)

E-Volo Volocopter

E-volo Volocopter

This commuter copter wildly differs from anything else in the air.Courtesy E-volo

If you took a toy hexacopter, scaled it up to carry humans, and tripled the number of rotors, you’d have something like the Volocopter: a vehicle that can remain in flight even with the loss of several rotors.