Posted by YouTube user gasturbine101, the Swarm was a real engineering feat to build. One of the sacrifices made in order to carry so much weight is compromising its autonomy. It can stay only 10 minutes in the air, since adding more batteries would make it too heavy to lift off. The vehicle consumes about 22KW of energy.
The drone is controlled by the passenger himself, who sits in a kind of protected cabin with reinforced plastic. The material is responsible for ensuring the passenger’s safety in the event of a propeller accidentally detaching, in addition to giving it more stability in the event of forced landings. Building the Swarm was a £6,000 investment including all its materials, rotors and batteries. Because of its weight, The Swarm cannot reach great heights or speeds, but at least this guy’s dream of flying his own helicopter came true.