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While we wait for a personal flying transport in the shape of the jetpack, we guess humanity could use a few detours on the way like this single seat electric helicopter. Manufactured by Japanese company Hirobo, the HX-1 helicopter could be seen as a step towards functioning, flying transport. It can fly for speeds up to 62mph, and stay airborne for nearly 30 minutes, which probably should take care of numerous individual flying needs.

A prototype of the helicopter should be in action next year, which would be followed by setting up of viable production lines and necessary red-tape clearance. Hirobo intends to put the HX-1 for availability by 2021. Seeing the time gap, it would be too early to be talking of solid pricing structures, though the company seems to already have something in mind. The unmanned version will be priced at $125,000, while the manned version will cost a fortune more at $375000.

Via UberReview

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