Most dangerous video of the month (personal heli)

Nothing to do with UAVs, but thought the heli guys would appreciate this one (found on Makezine): a personal helicopter/suicide device. Hope he keeps his head! ;-)

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Comment by John C. on November 30, 2009 at 3:32pm
pretty awesome. thought it was RC at first, but looks like it's controlled similar to a hang-glider.
Comment by Paul Marsh on November 30, 2009 at 4:40pm
I don't know if this was the first ever "backpack helicopter," but the Pentecost Hoppicopter was developed for possible use by troopers in WWII. Click HERE for more background.

Comment by Paul Marsh on November 30, 2009 at 4:43pm
The link in the post above was to Wikipedia on "backpack helicopters." This link (HERE) goes directly to info on the Pentecost Hoppicopter.
Comment by Dr Mike Black on November 30, 2009 at 5:26pm
Dear God.....

DO on thing everyday that scares you!!!!! LOL.....bad enough just watching...

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Comment by Morli on November 30, 2009 at 6:07pm
Look for the Jap guy who built it too and flew it ( I say the demo in U tube) , tried it in commerical marker, I am not sure the company made it as the updates in web site is few monthssss old. :)
Comment by Jack Crossfire on November 30, 2009 at 6:13pm
Too bad it didn't have enough power to get out of ground effect. It took a real tiny Tiger Woods size pilot to get off the ground. The rotor diameter was smaller than an RMax. Even if it was only a month old, it wouldn't be the most dangerous video of the month.

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Comment by Morli on November 30, 2009 at 6:20pm
I believe it was called GEN-H4 here are the videos
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site I think is here
Comment by John C. on November 30, 2009 at 8:34pm
You know, I was just at the Pima Air Museum last weekend, and saw that.

Nice link.

I had a hard time believing that this could get off the ground.

The B17 is an amazing hangar. We spent more than an hour in there.

The proximity and access you can get to the planes is really cool.

Sorry for the thread-jack!
Comment by Jonas on December 1, 2009 at 2:28am
Cool !! looks like inspector gadget.
Comment by Varga András on December 1, 2009 at 11:44am
Don't disembark until the rotor stops:

:-)))

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