One Person Quad-Copter

posted by Brad Ford -

The Chinese made quad copter is electric and can carry a passenger on a 23 minute flight at 62 miles an hour.

Technology that allows drones to fly level without the pilot having to manually control the flight would make these aircraft easy enough for anyone to fly.

Advances in this technology could change the way we get around. But, it also raises questions about air traffic control.

It needs to have a way to prevent a crash if one of the rotors fails. Maybe it could have a parachute that pops out of the roof to slow the descent. Helicopters can auto-rotate. It would be interesting to see what happens here if there's a motor failure.