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The Mosquito single seater lightweight helicopter

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May 12, 2009

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

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

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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

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I'm getting one

Haider Ali
23rd April, 2013 @ 09:03 am PDT

these are extremely well behaved helicopters.

Thomas Lewis
27th May, 2013 @ 09:35 am PDT

Roads? We don't need roads.

Joseph Mertens
25th April, 2014 @ 08:30 pm PDT

The review tells us little we need to know: Range? Speed? Carrying capacity? Baggage room? Approximate cost? Not too bloody helpful.

HighPockets
20th June, 2014 @ 10:59 am PDT

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!

Misti EndUp
19th November, 2014 @ 10:25 am PST
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