Personal helicopter

Craft & Design


I would like this.

13 thoughts on “Personal helicopter

  1. Slack says:

    That’s quite the hat

  2. MojoMark says:

    a real-life propeller head. Inspector Gadget… you have a new enemy.

  3. dafydd says:

    What a great way to ensure early hearing loss!

  4. Marc says:

    Fixed pitch blades means no auto-rotation in the event of engine failure, don’t go higher than you’d care to fall…

  5. Steve says:

    Didn’t Woody Allen escape with one of these in Sleeper?

  6. max.elliott says:

    “One man helicopter filmed by rcacademy.at”

    Craptastic site. One assumes they’re to busy flying head-choppers to touch up the site. Anyone else cringe in horror when he approached the perfectly neck-height blades?

  7. Colecoman1982 says:

    @max.elliot: Actually, it’s a step up. Last time I saw this guy (a few years ago, and assuming it’s the same guy) he wasn’t even online. A video of his machine was posted to a yahoo group (if I remember correctly). I believe he was from Switzerland or Germany and they had a hard time getting a hold of him because he was a non internet user. As with the last video I saw, you’ll notice that he never really goes too high. My understanding is that the power to weight ratio is so close that it’s unable to get him out of ground effect. It’s tough to shave any more weight from a design like that as it’s already pretty sparring.

    @marc: If he can get the power to weight ratio high enough then it should be possible for him to attach a parachute system in a pod above the blades (like the sensor boom on an Apache Longbow helicopter). Not a 100% chance of survival, but then again neither is auto rotation.

    1. Inventorjack says:

      I want this! And I like the fact that the design looks like it makes it less likely to chop off your head than the one posted here on Make.

  8. Alan Parekh says:

    Great looking machine. I would love to have one of these, and it doesn’t look like it would be crazy expensive if there was any volume of them being manufactured.

    Only problem is the first few that get sold will chop off about 30 or 40 spectator heads before they got banned…

  9. Osric says:

    This has Amputee written all over it.

  10. Patrick says:

    This would be an easy product to sell, I know I’d want one and so would many people. but sadly they need a heavy lifting model or I’d better start hitting the gym a bit. Wonder what it would be called. Decapacopter, the Whirley gillotine of death, so many possible names.

  11. Frederico says:

    Wow!!

    Did anybody knows what kind of engine this helicopter uses? I can see no smoke, it doesn´t look like pistons neither turboshaft. I can´t find batteries for an eletric engine, also.

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