Swedish 'flying carpet' drone that can carry its creator

A Swedish engineer has demonstrated a bizarre 76-rotor ‘flying carpet’ that can lift an adult several feet off the ground to soar through the air.

The manned drone, dubbed ‘chAIR,’ uses dozens of electric motors and cost roughly $10,000 to make, according to creator Axel Borg.

Following the first successful flight of the craft last month, Borg has revealed footage from a ‘playtime’ test run through the forest, where it navigates noisily through the trees and high grass carrying its solo pilot.

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A Swedish engineer has demonstrated a bizarre 76-rotor ‘flying carpet’ that can lift an adult several feet off the ground to soar through the air. The manned drone, dubbed ‘chAIR,’ uses dozens of electric motors and cost roughly $10,000 to make

A Swedish engineer has demonstrated a bizarre 76-rotor ‘flying carpet’ that can lift an adult several feet off the ground to soar through the air. The manned drone, dubbed ‘chAIR,’ uses dozens of electric motors and cost roughly $10,000 to make

THE 'chAIR' DRONE 

The chAIR VTOL drone uses 76 Elite 5010 274Kv motors to power its huge array of rotors, which are segmented into four circular multi-rotor components.

It’s powered by 80 Multi-star 4S 5.2 Ah LiPo batteries, which together account for 35kg (77lbs) of the craft’s weight.

According to the creator, it cost roughly $10,000 to make.

When the drone is ready for take-off, the multi-rotor hoops lift up to become parallel with the ground.

While it can theoretically achieve about 14 minutes of flight time, the inventor estimates it can currently hit 10 minutes of safe flight per session.

In a video shared to by AmazingDIYProjects, engineer Axel Borg shows of the incredible vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) manned drone.

The first manned flight lasted a total of 8 minutes, and used about 57 percent of the battery capacity Borg on YouTube.

While this suggests it could achieve a ‘theoretical flight time’ of 14 minutes, the expert estimates it’s capable of a safe flight time of 10 minutes using the current batteries.

The chAIR drone uses 76 Elite 5010 274Kv motors to power its huge array of rotors, which are segmented into four circular multi-rotor components.

It’s powered by 80 Multi-star 4S 5.2 Ah LiPo batteries, which together account for 35kg (77lbs) of the

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