Gene Corporation (Japan) has developed the world’s smallest personal helicopter – the GEN-H4.
- 2 sets of coaxial, contra-rotating rotors (KA-52 Hokum) which allows for balance without a tail rotor.
- Powered by 4 gasoline powered lightweight 125 cc 2 cylinder engines
- It can fly at a maximum altitude of 1000 meters at a top speed of 90 km/hr (59 mph) for up to 30 minutes.
According to the manufacturer, flying the GEN-H4 is as easy as riding a bicycle and can be mastered within hours – which is good because in Japan, no license is needed to fly this thing.
The GEN-H4 is sold in an assembly kit for 3,780,000 Yen ($ 32,500). (It may be as easy to operate as a bicycle, but something tells me it won’t be as easy to put together.)
Click through the break to see the GEN-H4 in action.