If you thought building your own hovercraft was cool, the personal helicopter kit Gen H4 from Jap will make your head explode with its complete awesomeness. It is a dozen times more dangerous but a 100 times cooler then the hover board which according to my math makes it 88 times more bodacious than the hovercraft.
For those that grew up in the eighties the Gen H4 will conjure up images of Inspector Gadget and his hat helicopter. That is because the Gen 4 is basically that a helicopter hat.
Unfortunately, it will cost you a substantial amount more than the hover board, but can you really put a price on a personal helicopter. Maybe, The Gen-4 costs roughly $30,000 dollars, and that is for the kit to build this incredible contraption. On top of that it seems it may not be currently available in the US. Ace Helicopters was the US distributor but their website is down and links back to the Japanese site.
I am going to research this further, because the world would be a much better although ridiculously more dangerous place, if this was the main mode of transportation. The possibilities are endless. Imagine walking out onto your landing pad attached to your 20th floor apartment and taking off. It looks like we just got one step closer to a Jetson’s world.