CopterPack
Personal Decapitator

Watch a Man Soar Into the Sky With a Helicopter Backpack

byVictor Tangermann
Jun 3
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The future of personal flight or a safety hazard?

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A new video shows a daring pilot take off using what amounts to be a backpack helicopter — a futuristic blend of a jetpack and drone.

The contraption is called CopterPack, and was created by an Australian startup of the same name.

The video shows a pilot effortlessly taking to the skies on a beach, twisting and turning over a body of water.

Is it a glimpse into the future of personal flight? We’re not entirely convinced, given the obvious safety concerns — but it sure looks like a whole lotta fun.

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Safety First

It’s a daring stunt, considering the two giant rotors are spinning at extremely high speeds just inches from the pilot’s neck — and they don’t appear to have any netting to ensure the wearer won’t have any appendages chopped off.

By rotating back and forth on a central axle, the pilot is able to twist and turn in the sky, adjusting his flight path.

In fact, according to the company’s website, the “electric backpack helicopter” has a “self-leveling autopilot.”

The backpack also weighs very little, according to the company, as its frame is “constructed from carbon fiber honeycomb.”

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But that’s pretty much all we know about the CopterPack. We still don’t know how far it can fly, or what its battery capacity is — or, for that matter, even how the company is planning to ensure the pilot won’t be decapitated.

READ MORE: CopterPack First Flight [YouTube]

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