Romeo Linn is currently building a prototype for something called the Multi-Fault Tolerant, Ultra Energy Saving, Ultra Fast, Triple Rotors Vertical Take-Off And Landing Heli-Linn or Heli-Linn for short.
Its a three rotor mini helicopter that can fly up to 116 mph and is 16-feet-long small enough to land in the average backyard.
Its also fuel-efficient and runs on natural gas, using less than 30 percent of the energy conventional helicopters need during take-off.
Linn figures the average pilot only needs 20 hours of flight training to fly the Heli-Linn and predicts it wont cost more than a Ford Taurus.
Although Linn is currently recovering from a broken neck, he believes he will have a prototype completed by June 8, when he will display it at the INPEX invention trade show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
If all goes well, the Heli-Linn should be available to consumers by 2007.
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