Awesome Helicopters

E-volo Multicopter

E-volo Multicopter

Move over, Orville and Wilbur: Thomas Senkel of E-volo recently made the world’s first manned multicopter flight with their AR.Drone-like flyer. The gently hovering flight lasted 1:30. (Thanks Stro!)

RED Epic Octocopter

RED Epic Octocopter

The RED Epic is a drool-worthy 5K camera fit for Hollywood’s finest filmmakers. But that doesn’t mean it can’t get cooler – like when you strap it to an eight-bladed R/C chopper and send it skyward.

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Bouncy Ball Drop

Bouncy Ball Drop

Ever wonder what would happen if you dropped 20,000 bouncy balls from a helicopter. Yeah, us neither. But where there’s a will, there’s a way, and the science geeks of Utah State University did it.

Eurocopter X3

Eurocopter X3

This gyrocopter will reach speeds of up to 253mph, using 15 blades to propel its occupants through the air. There’s two wing-mounted turboprops to boost its regular rotor. Jump to 6:00 for the juicy bits.

Quadrotor Flying Tricks

Quadrotor Flying Tricks

This amazing flying quadrocopter from GRASP Labs is incredibly adept at navigating obstacles, and can even recover instantaneously from being thrown violently into the air. Please make this into a toy.

ARC Rescue Chopper

ARC Rescue Chopper

Designer Leong Huang Zi envisions a future in which his duo-fan propeller aircraft is saving lives. While this concept military chopper will probably never see the light of day, we still think it’s cool.

Mega Hexa R/C Copter

Mega Hexa R/C Copter
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Your tiny one-blade helicopter is cute. This one has six-blades and can eat your puny copter for breakfast. From the sound of this thing, you’d better keep your fingers outta the way.

Luxe Mercedes Benz Helicopter

Luxe Mercedes Benz Helicopter

The Mercedes-Benz EC145 Helicopter is inspired by their R-Class car series and can carry 8 rich and stylish people. Features include wooden floors, TV, fridge and a goodly amount of storage in the tail.

USB IR Helicopter

USB IR Helicopter
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Brando’s USB IR helicopter will stay juiced as long as you’re near a USB port, letting you buzz nearby cubicles all day; it also includes a controller and LED lighting for night flying.

Heli Mission SWAT Truck

Heli Mission SWAT Truck
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It’s every 80s kid’s dream come true: the Heli Mission SWAT Truck is like Airwolf and Knight Rider all in one, with a truck which opens up to reveal a flyable RC helicopter on a platform.

PD-100 Black Hornet

PD-100 Black Hornet

Weighing only half a gram, the PD-100 Black Hornet is no toy: this government-only mini spy copter flies up to 20mph and sports a camera which can relay video to an RC unit.

Hotelicopter

Hotelicopter

With 18 guest rooms, gardens and more, the Hotelicopter smells like an April Fool’s joke, but we’ll play along: it makes its maiden flight 6/26, so get those fictional boarding passes ready.

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