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The Gen-H4 Personal Helicopter

By David Ponce

I’m looking at this thing, and I’m thinking you really gotta have some sort of sick death wish to even think about getting onboard. It’s a helicopter designed to fit one person. It’s also a flying death basket.

This lovely death basket from Japanese corporation GEN is equipped with a miniature engine of 125cc (8 horse power) and two propellers. With this, it can reach a flying speed of 90 km (56 miles) per hour. The double counterrotating helix design allows it to do without a rear rotor.

Work commute for adrenaline junkies, perhaps?

It sells for 3.6M yen, which is about $31,000. There is even a wonderful video of it in action, right here.

Story VIA Odd Things From Japan.