The $395,000 Helicycle: From a three-wheeled motorcycle to a gyrocopter in 10 minutes

This personal single seat helicopter by Eagle R & D embodies all desirable features that could be engineered into a single machine. The two-seat flying vehicle constructed from carbon fiber, titanium, and aluminum requires Sports Pilot Certificate and converts from a three-wheeled motorcycle to a gyrocopter in ten minutes.

Designed to cruise at low altitudes (below 4,000′), it only requires a 540′ runway for takeoffs (just 100′ for landings). Its 27-gal. gas tank provides a 220-mile flight range (750 miles on the road), ideal for day trips from The Hamptons to Martha’s Vineyard.

A 230-hp, four-cylinder engine powers the $395,000 craft to a maximum 112 mph in the air or on the road. When driven as a street-legal vehicle, it accelerates from 0-60 mph in under eight seconds, with a proprietary tilting system that provides the agility of a motorcycle. When travel by air is desired, the craft’s propeller, rotor, and dual rudders deploy in 10 minutes.