A German company claims they've broken a world record with drones: lifting the first human to flight with a remote-controlled helicopter.
Heligraphix, an RC helicopter company known for their gravity-defying stunts, enlisted the help of H.U.L.C. — Heavy Ultra Lift Crane model helicopters — to achieve their first.
"This is the first time in the world that a human person is being lifted by a remote-controlled aircraft," said Tobias Wagner, Heligraphix and H.U.L.C. pilot.
The team used upgraded Gaui X7 "megatron" helicopters outfitted with some seriously heavy-duty components, to give each of the two model helicopters 10 kW of constant power, Wagner said.
The helicopters are outfitted with batteries that generate 70 watts.
"This machine is built like a tank ... it has to have some of the most stable mechanics I've ever seen on a 700 size," Wagner said.
Check out the flight video here!
And if you have a hankering to take flight via a remotely controlled helicopter, Heligraphix basically gives you the blueprint; their behind-the-scenes video walks you through building one:
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