Out of the 50 or so things I fear the most, one of the top is, not flying or crashing in a plane, but being hit head-on by a plane, and even more, by a GyroPlane. The one you see here just happens to be designed in SolidWorks.

These planes typically look like a small motor, rotor and wheels strapped to a chair… that get strapped to a human. This one has a little more flair and a very nice protective shell to fall in and out of. I’d have to say, if I was ever going to get a GyroPlane, this would be the one I’d buy.

Of course, you would have to add some P40 lookin’ shark-teeth decals on the front, some flames shootin’ out the back… and some turret guns.

More info at the SportCopter GyroPlane Site and a podcast (mp4) at SolidWorks.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.