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53 Forward-Thinking Chopper Designs

From Hybrid Land Helicopters to Single-Seat Helicopters

— June 21, 2014 — Autos
When it comes to chopper designs, companies are testing the limits as to just how much power and luxury can be applied to each one. The standard helicopter is being reimagined in ways that people could only dream about years ago.

For example, one company started experimenting with a noise-reducing paint to be used on the interior to allow for a more tranquil experience. The insides of certain choppers look more like a 5-star hotel than a vehicle to get from A to B. Others decide to take a few more risks, such as the single seater helicopter where the passenger is literally flying without the protection of a closed cabin. This experience is recommended only for the thrill-seekers out there.
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Versatile Autonomous Helicopters
Versatile Autonomous Helicopters
The R-Bat Will Be Useful for Numerous Urban & Rural Applications
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Luxurious Noise-Reducing Helicopters
Luxurious Noise-Reducing Helicopters
Giopato & Coombes Push the Bounds for Flight Decoration
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Autodidactic Helicopters
Autodidactic Helicopters
The Smart Quadrocopter Learns from Its Mistakes to Score
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Drone Helicopter-Powered Vehicles
Drone Helicopter-Powered Vehicles
The 2015 Subaru WRX is Powered by Drone Helicopters
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Finger-Size Quadcopters
Finger-Size Quadcopters
The Proto X is a Teeny Tiny Toy Quadcopter That Can Fly into Tight Spaces
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Maneuverable Rescue Vehicles
Maneuverable Rescue Vehicles
The Powerline Brings a New Wave of Emergency Transportation
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Hasty Human-Powered Helicopters
Hasty Human-Powered Helicopters
The Gamera II Chopper is Wright-Brothers Inspired
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Helicopter Toy Cameras
Helicopter Toy Cameras
The Parrot AR Drone QuadriCopter Lets You Capture Images from the Air
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Eco-Friendly Drone Choppers
Eco-Friendly Drone Choppers
The Volocopter is Cleaner, Simpler and Safer Than Regular Helicopter
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Hulking Military Helicopters
Hulking Military Helicopters
The 'King Stallion' is the US Military's Most Powerful Helicopter
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Sun-Powered Propeller Toys
Sun-Powered Propeller Toys
The Metal Solar Helicopter Adds Movement to Your Desk
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Topsy Turvy Helicopter Propellers
Topsy Turvy Helicopter Propellers
The Upside Down Ceiling Fan by Raffaele Iannello is Industrial
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Beer-Delivering Helicopters
Beer-Delivering Helicopters
This Beer Drone Delivers Directly to You Without You Having to Move
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Hybrid Land Helicopters
Hybrid Land Helicopters
The Black Knight Transformer Fuses a Helicopter with an Off-Road Vehicle
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Humongous Remote-Controlled Helicopters
Humongous Remote-Controlled Helicopters
This RC Helicopter Takes the Cake for Biggest RC Vehicle
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Flying Feline Helicopters
Flying Feline Helicopters
The Orvillecopter is a Disturbing Creation That Uses a Dead Cat to Soar
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Solar Helicopter Prototypes
Solar Helicopter Prototypes
The Solar-Copter Was Created by Master's Students in London
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Autonomous Aerobatics
Autonomous Aerobatics
The Stanford Aircraft Teaches Itself to Fly
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Smartphone Controlled Helicopters
Smartphone Controlled Helicopters
The Griffin HELO TC Assault Helicopter
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Miniscule Infrared Helicopters
Miniscule Infrared Helicopters
Discover the World's Tiniest RC Flyer with the Nano Falcon
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Speed Barrier-Breaking Choppers
Speed Barrier-Breaking Choppers
Eurocopter Unveils The X3 Hybrid Helicraft
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Sophisticated Military Helicopters
Sophisticated Military Helicopters
The Boeing AH-6i is Designed for High-Stakes Military Missions
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Life-Saving Tsunami Capsules
Life-Saving Tsunami Capsules
These Survival Capsules Protect Inhabitants from Natural Disasters
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Dragonfly Helicopters
Dragonfly Helicopters
'Animals' by Job van der Mole Modifies Insects Into Worker Bots
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Unmanned Helicopters
Unmanned Helicopters
Swiss UAV's NEOS300 has a Unique Aerodynamic Design
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Hybrid Helicopters
Hybrid Helicopters
Patented System Controls Energy Flows for Optimal Efficiency
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Human-Powered Helicopters
Human-Powered Helicopters
The Gamera Project is Enviromentally Friendly and Physically Demanding
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Snowslide-Scouring Choppers
Snowslide-Scouring Choppers
The Airborne Avalanche Rescue System Locates Burried Victims
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Sports-Recording Helicopters
Sports-Recording Helicopters
The Observer Camera Hovers Over the Action to Document Your Moves
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Hypersonic Helicopters
Hypersonic Helicopters
Sikorsky's X2 Technology Breaks Aircraft Speed Records
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Mini Remote-Controlled Choppers
Mini Remote-Controlled Choppers
Black Ghost Helicopter Puts Fun in the Palm of Your Hand
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Compact Commuter Helicopters
Compact Commuter Helicopters
The Eduardo Galvani Fly Citycopter Plane is Designed for Transit
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Heliboarding Choppers
Heliboarding Choppers
Snowboarders Can Hit Up Super Gnarly Slopes in the AvA 299 DROP
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Insectified Rocket Choppers
Insectified Rocket Choppers
The Dragonfly DF1 is a Safer and Simpler Way to Fly
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Insecticide-Spraying Choppers
Insecticide-Spraying Choppers
The D.F.O Helicopter Brings Farming into the Future
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DIY Wooden Helicopters
DIY Wooden Helicopters
Chinese Farmer Builds Himself a Functional Chopper
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Affluent Aviation
Affluent Aviation
The Eurocopter EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style Lets High-Flyers Live it Up
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Hoax Hotelicopters
Hoax Hotelicopters
Faux Flying Hotel Sends Bloggers Who Don't Fact Check Into a Frenzy
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High-Speed Hybrid Helicopters
High-Speed Hybrid Helicopters
The Sprightly Eurocopter X3 Can Reach 267 Miles Per Hour
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Mini Pod Helicopters
Mini Pod Helicopters
The Fly Citycopter is Taking Urban Transportation to the Skies
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Human-Powered Helicopters
Human-Powered Helicopters
AHS International Hosts 6-Second Vertical Flight Contest
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Multiple Mini Helicopters
Multiple Mini Helicopters
The 'E-Volo Multicopter' Boasts Sixteen Small Propellers
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Personal Multi-Rotor Helicopters
Personal Multi-Rotor Helicopters
The e-volo Volocopter is the Consumer Version of the Multicopter
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Strap-On Choppers
Strap-On Choppers
Personal Libelula Rocket Helicopter
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Insect Inspired Flight
Insect Inspired Flight
Igarashi Single Person Helicopter
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High-End Helicopters
High-End Helicopters
The EC145 Mercedes-Benz Helicopter Epitomizes Style in the Sky
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Fold-Flat Helicopters
Fold-Flat Helicopters
Daniel Kocyba's ‘Hummel' is Perfect for Emergencies
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Hot Air Helicopters
Hot Air Helicopters
The Sky Voyage Uses a Balloon to Fly Instead of Spinning Blades
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Revolutionary Air-Powered Helicopters
Revolutionary Air-Powered Helicopters
The Sherpa Helicopter Design is Charged by Hot Air
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Single-Seat Helicopters
Single-Seat Helicopters
Get This Bite-Sized Chopper for $35,000
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Circular Single-Seat Choppers
Circular Single-Seat Choppers
The Zero Helicopter Concept is Designed for Aviation Neophytes
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Mosquito Helicopters
Mosquito Helicopters
Is Cikaric Dragan's Design the Future of Transportation?
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