Buy Your Own Strap-on Rocket-Powered Personal Helicopter

There are some devices that just make you wanna say, “No wait, you go first”

By using tiny rocket motors at the tips of the rotor blades, the Libelula eliminates the torque which makes a tail rotor necessary in a conventional helicopter. This in theory makes it much more reliable, which is a good thing when you’re hanging from a backpack a few hundred feet above terra firma. (Pics)

Buy Your Own Strap-on Rocket-Powered Personal Helicopter

 

 

 

 

Buy Your Own Strap-on Rocket-Powered Personal Helicopter

 

 

Buy Your Own Strap-on Rocket-Powered Personal Helicopter

The rockets are installed in a military UAV helicopter, they are only 1-1/2″ in diameter and less than 10″ long and with this engines a rotor blade produced more than 2200 lbs of lift.

 

 

Buy Your Own Strap-on Rocket-Powered Personal Helicopter

The best thing about this kind of helicopter is that it doesn’t need a tail rotor. The outer rockets don’t cause any torque, so with a simple vane, it becomes the simplest form of a helicopter, and the easiest and safer to fly.

Because 80% of the helicopter accidents are blamed to tail rotor failure, this eliminates that problem.

Tecnologia Aeroespacial Mexicana Via DVICE