British Man Builds Chopper From 54 Drones

YouTube user gasturbine101 has created a flyable personal helicopter he calls the Swarm Manned Aerial Vehicle Multirotor Super Drone. Okay, so that's kind of a mouthful, but it's still really cool. It's made of parts from different drones.

The Swarm features a garden chair on a sleigh-like frame with an umbrella over the head of the pilot for protection.

In a video posted online, the man is seen taking off and landing his DIY machine over and over again.

Although he never flies much higher than about fifteen feet in the air, the video demonstrates the helicopter’s apparent ease of control.

According to the YouTube page, The Swarm cost about £6,000 to build and is powered by four cell batteries.

While this is certainly an impressive feat, it begs the question of why is it still called a drone if it works like a helicopter? Gasturbine101 ends his description by saying there's a major flaw in the design of the vehicle. The only thing missing from this helicopter is the tail-rotor.





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