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Flying The Swarm – An aerial multirotor “super drone” vehicle

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With 54 counter-rotation propellers in a hexagonal arrangement around a single seat, this buzzing aerial “super drone” vehicle was built and tested by a man named Paul, according to a moment of shouting in the video. Notes on the vid claim that the multirotor vehicle, called The Swarm, can lift 164 kg (361 pounds), and can stay in the air for 10 minutes or so.

The gasturbine101 channel also includes vehicle tests as early as July 2013. Watch a October 2013 test below:

Watch these next: The first manned flight with an e-volo electric multicopter and the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter’s AHS Sikorsky Prize Flight.

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