DIY - Build your own Mosquito Helicopter for $25,000

by | Apr 24, 2009 02:00 PM ET

This is about as simple as a helicopter gets. You have an engine, the main rotor, the tail rotor, the controls, a seat and a light aluminum frame that connects everything together. It's called the Mosquito Air:

You can build one yourself:

Your own helicopter for under US$20,000

It also comes in a version called the XE that has a fiberglass body:

This video shows what it's like to fly the XE:

Here's the manufacturer: Welcome to the Ultimate Ultralight Helicopter Kit....the Mosquito

If you want to go even cheaper and simpler, consider a gyrocopter:

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