I first saw this electric bike here.
What I love about this design is the way it folds up into this very small footprint. Have a look at the video:
It’s about 20kg (44pounds) and the max speed is 25kph (16mph).
I like the very simple graphic interface.
There website is here: http://www.voltitude.com/ and they have this neat video in french: http://www.voltitude.com/news/voltitude-on-swiss-national-tv.html
They say, they spend a lot of personal money on the project. They have 800 pre-order and the Chinese are interested!
In the video they talk about the price and it should be between 4000 to 5000 Swiss Franc (CHF) so that is $4782 to $5980 US.
I am 100% you saw this in the news a couples of weeks ago.
I was blown away by the design until I read a comment that linked to this:
This is NC one V2
In my personal opinion, I think that the bolt holding the motor should be replace by something else. There is 4 of them, it’s heavy! When I worked in Hong Kong, on RC toys helicopters they use to remove every single grams of weight they could! 1 grams can change everything on very small craft like this one. I would of tried a press fit plastic adapter. The plastic adapter clips in the PCB and the motors is the press fit.
Look at that sexy components layout! Very well done!
They get a normal squared PCB and they cut with the CNC.
Here is NC one v1
You can visit there website here : http://www.nanokopter.at/tiki_v6/ ( in German). They are working on V3! It should be ready this summer… June 2011.
Here is the link of the first quadracopter: http://www.daedalus.nu/category/crazycopter/
If you like flying things, check this other amazing German builder: http://www.smartflyer.de/index.html (In German) He has been building quadracopter for years!
If you know about other small quadracopter, please leave a comment!