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The Mosquito single seater lightweight helicopter

The "Muecke" (mosquito) single seater lightweight helicopter concept
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The "Muecke" (mosquito) single seater lightweight helicopter concept

May 13, 2009 The "Muecke" (mosquito) is a single seater lightweight sport helicopter concept that combines low weight and corresponding low flying costs in an easily transportable design which would make this flying machine the ultimate in personal aviation. The mini chopper is intended to be powered by a shaft driven turbine and features counter rotating blades. This means it does not require a tail rotor, instead utilizing movable paddles at the tip of the rotor blades which act like a kind of thrust vectoring of the turbine exhaust to help make course corrections in forward flight as well as in hover.

Not to be confused with the Mosquito XE Ultralight Kit Helicopter the "Muecke" is similar in scale to the Two-seater Hummel fold up helicopter concept featured recently which was also designed by Daniel Kocyba.

Like the Hummel, easy transport on the ground is also a focus of this design, but rather than a folding platform, the Muecke can be tilted forward by hand and moved along like a hand barrow.

The recreational aviation market will continue to grow as more people take advantage of the rules introduced by the FAA in 2004 that require as few as 20 hours of flight time to qualifty for a 'sport' pilots license, we certainly believe there is a market for more Ultralight aircraft such as the "Muecke" concept.

Paul Evans

9 comments
Haider Ali
I'm getting one
Thomas Lewis
these are extremely well behaved helicopters.
Joseph Mertens
Roads? We don't need roads.
HighPockets
The review tells us little we need to know: Range? Speed? Carrying capacity? Baggage room? Approximate cost? Not too bloody helpful.
Misti Pickles
I've been an airport rat since I could pedal a bike to one,mand a pilot and homebuilder's of sport aircraft for a few decades . . . ANYTIME you see concept photos and a promoter with no pictures of the thing flying, you can bet two thing for sure: One, the guys hasn't a clue how to build the thing and wants money to develop the idea. Two, it is gonna be WAAAAAAAAY more money than you can afford. Want a good looking single seat turbine? Been done. The guy who invented the homebuilt helicopter movement built and designed a good one fifteen years ago! http://www.helicycle.com Sixty grand and flying. Cheap for verticle aviation!
Jamie_S
It will never get off the ground.
grtbluyonder
Sorry to rain on the parade but Helicopters are not allowed under the faa light sport rating. Their view, too complicated to fly and maintain. So keep using your car for work, you ain't gonna be piloting one of these without a major investment in a helicopter rating.
unklmurray
I like the concept.....But that is the problem .....Its' just an idea someone had,If it ever became available ,I would need 2 ,1 to learn/crash/break and one to use if I survived the learning process!!
SimonClarke
another problem with these sorts of idea's is, unless it is totally automated, you require a helicopter PPL. You won't get much change out of $ /£15,000. I love the idea of personal automated flying craft following air routes and relieving our roads but they must me affordable and not require a licence.
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