Category Archives: helicopter

Hotelicopter is not real, sadly

“Hotelicopter” is a remodeled prototype Soviet MiL Mi-V12, now filled with 18 cabins and suites. It will be making an innaurgral tour through North American destinations this summer, with prices to be announced soon. (Expect to pay a considerable premium … Continue reading

Behold! The Triceratopter!

The Triceratopter is a 1977 sculpture by artist Patricia Renick subtitled “Hope for the Obsolescence of War” but I secretly hope its how the triceratops left the planet before the meteors hit, “So long and thanks for all the fish” … Continue reading

Chuck Aaron, the only FAA-certified stunt helicopter pilot

The Martin JetPack isn’t the only thing being shown off at the AirVenture show in Oshkosh. JS Online profiled Chuck Aaron, the only FAA-certified helicopter stunt pilot. He’s showing off his skills this week at the air show. In the … Continue reading

Three New Picoo-Z: Mini Micron; Tandem Z; 3 Channel Helicopter

My beloved little infrared-controlled helicopters have added three new models to the family line-up: • The Picoo Z Mini Micron, a two-channel model that’s the smallest yet—about as big as a credit card. Suggested price of $60. • Picoo Z … Continue reading

ZFlyer R/C Astronaut Mini-Helicopter

Since little helicopters remain one of my favorite things, I feel duty bound to mention this “ZFlyer R/C Astronaut” model, despite the fact it appears to be the least engaging iteration of the idea thus far. Instead of actual control … Continue reading

Vlog: Pico-Z Havoc Battle Set, Troika AM/FM Radio

I made an internet television. Previously: In Which I Melt Down Over the Troika AM/FM Radio [BBG]

Tomy Heli-Q Mini R/C Helicopter

Japanese toy company Tomy will be releasing its own riff on the super-popular “Picco Z” mini R/C helicopter in November, dubbed the “Heli-Q.” Tomy’s design uses an attractive clear plastic body to house the motor and radio, as opposed to … Continue reading

Man Builds Working Helicopters from Junk

Mubarak Muhammed Abdullahi, a 24-year-old Nigerian physics undergraduate, is building functional helicopters from junk cars and motorcycles. This one, powered by a Honda Civic engine, has been flown “briefly” six times, never higher than seven feet. Many of the other … Continue reading