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Chinese chopper looks to future of city commuting

China, Dongguan
November 25, 2019 at 07:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

A single-seat helicopter will pioneer the future of city commuting, according to its designers.

Dongguan entrepreneur Deli Zhao gave a demonstration of the award-winning Kiwigogo A-One on Sunday.

The rotorcraft has eight rotors and can either be manned or remotely controlled.

The electric battery reaches a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres (9,650 ft), a maximum speed of 72 kmph (45 mph) and a range of 30 kilometres (18.5 miles) or 30 minutes.

The mini-chopper picked up the reddot 2019 award for Design Concept in September. The team behind the project envisage it as a solution to traffic congestion as well as being used to mount rescue operations.

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A single-seat helicopter will pioneer the future of city commuting, according to its designers.

Dongguan entrepreneur Deli Zhao gave a demonstration of the award-winning Kiwigogo A-One on Sunday.

The rotorcraft has eight rotors and can either be manned or remotely controlled.

The electric battery reaches a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres (9,650 ft), a maximum speed of 72 kmph (45 mph) and a range of 30 kilometres (18.5 miles) or 30 minutes.

The mini-chopper picked up the reddot 2019 award for Design Concept in September. The team behind the project envisage it as a solution to traffic congestion as well as being used to mount rescue operations.

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