Da Vinci’s Sketch Gives Birth to Smallest One-Man Helicopter

The world’s smallest one-man helicopter – GEN H-4($58,250). It is only 75-kilogram (165-pound). The GEN H-4 has a set of two rotors turning in opposite directions and can fly at a maximum speed of 50 kilometres (31 miles) per hour. According to the 75-year-old Yanagisawa, Since the concept of our helicopter came from Italy, I always wanted to take a flight in the birthplace of da Vinci, Why? Da Vinci’s sketch, dated in 1493 and discovered in the 19th century, shows a vertical flight machine. As in the drawing, the GEN H-4 has no tail(Pic check out more). Yanagisawa runs a company in Matsumoto(Japan), selling the helicopter. He has sold five units in Japan and two to US customers.


A number of people have tried to make similar helicopters before. Below are some of the videos

PH – Personal Helicopter

Franz Schöfmanns self made one man helicopter at yearly meeting of the Igo Etrich Club Austria. Date 11. August 2007, flying place Krems LOAG.

Mosquito Air at AirVenture 2007