We've seen plenty of kit planes but the Hummingbird
is a kit helicopter that is designed for
the amateur pilot. The four-place copter from Vertical Aviation Technologies has a 375 mile range and is designed to be
able to be built by the "average person." The kit comes complete with every nut, bolt, washer, switch and
circuit breaker, plenty of detailed manuals and takes at least 800 hours to complete. The helicopter has a maximum
gross weight is 2700 lb.s and the fuel tank holds 57 gallons. The FAA will issue a Repairman Certificate to the builder
so that they can maintain their own helicopter. When you are done with your helicopter Vertical Aviation Technologies
has a test pilot/technician that can assist with the final testing. The kit sells for $123,750.