LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A British aviation enthusiast shared video showing his 54-propeller manned "super drone" taking off from the ground with a person seated inside.
The video, posted to YouTube by gasturbine101, shows the aircraft -- dubbed "the Swarm" -- take off from a grassy field with a human passenger and fly close to the ground.
The YouTuber, who described his creation as a "super drone" and a "manned aerial vehicle," said the Swarm is powered by 54 counter-rotation propellers and six grouped control channels with Hobbyking stabilization. A polycarbonate dome was installed to protect the passenger.
He said the craft has a maximum take-off weight of about 362 pounds and can remain in the air for about 10 minutes on a single battery charge.