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Manned octocopter compete in races

High-profile statements have recently been made by Alauda, a young but very ambitious Australian company. A team of its engineers developed and produced several large prototypes of octocopter. They have even been tested in flight without pilots in a virtually uninhabited area of the country. Confirming videos of extreme flights have already been published on YouTube. Having completed testing, the developers plan to enter the world market by demonstrating flights at the expected speed at the British Goodwood Festival. After that, and until the end of the year will be held manned flights. However, all this is just preparation for the air races scheduled for next year. The final version of flying racing devices will have a length of more than 4 meters, a width of about 3.5 meters. The body will be streamlined, similar to the Formula 1 cars of the middle of the last century. Inside, the development will be equipped with huge lithium-polymer batteries with a capacity of 500 kW. Without a pilot on board, the drone will weigh about 230 kilograms. Different models will have 4 or 8 screws. The upcoming competitions are thoroughly thought out. The organizers will arrange single \There will also be a favorite race of fans 20 meters above the surface. That sounds a little crazy. But, according to the authors of the project, thanks to this event, the development of consumer air manned vehicles will accelerate. Experts suggest that with the introduction of such powerful technologies, Formula 1 will seem incredibly boring to many …

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