‘One Ton’ quadcopter to start ground tests in June
E Yo Copter plans to start ground tests of its massive jet-turbine powered quadcopter as early as June.
The Monaco-based company claims the “One Ton” unmanned air vehicle (UAV) should be capable of lifting 860kg (1,900lb) of cargo slung underneath. The aircraft is intended to be used for military, parapublic and agricultural applications.
E Yo Copter One Ton hanging from the ceiling of the Xponential show in Chicago
The One Ton is powered by four German-made JetCat P550 turbine engines, which spin the aircraft’s rotors not with a shaft but by forcing exhaust out of two rotating pipes.