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7th Jan '18 5:47:09 PM Psychadelico
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An alternative to the JetPack, basically an AwesomeBackpack with helicopter blades. Compared to the JetPack, it tends to be more maneuverable but slower (and there's no ToastedBuns issue).

Tends to appear in SteamPunk settings due to the perceived simplicity of these vehicles. Ironically, it tends to have a more futuristic feeling than a JetPack, though its appearance in more futuristic settings is not unheard of.

A SubTrope of {{Flight}} and AwesomeBackpack. See also FutureCopter for the vehicular version.

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An alternative to the JetPack, basically an AwesomeBackpack with helicopter blades.

There are two basic varieties:

1) The "rotor variant", which features (usually just one) helicopter rotor, usually sticking right out of the top of the pack, centered over the user's head. Tend to appear in SteamPunk settings, in the hands of the GadgeteerGenius, and in other situations where the author wants a more primitive-looking or whimsical design.

2) The "jet variant", which features (usually two) ducted fans or small jet engines, often stuck on the ends of long poles or wings. These tend to appear in more futuristic settings, or when the author wants a more realistic or military feel.

Compared to the JetPack, it tends both varieties tend to be more maneuverable but slower (and there's no ToastedBuns issue).

Tends to appear in SteamPunk settings due to the perceived simplicity of these vehicles. Ironically, it tends to have a more futuristic feeling than a JetPack, though its appearance in more futuristic settings is not unheard of.

A SubTrope of {{Flight}} and AwesomeBackpack. See also HelicopterHair, HeliCritter (the biological versions of the rotor variant), and FutureCopter for the (the vehicular version.
version of the jet variant).
1st Jan '18 5:16:57 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* Parodied in ''MortadeloYFilemon'', as a sort of parachute carried by Filemon that is ''manually operated'' using a crank and of course does not serve [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou to stop his fall]]
2nd Jul '17 9:41:20 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Comicbook/SHIELD2010, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse version of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci goes one step more retro with the [[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/potw_shield1.jpg Ornithopter Pack]], which overlaps with WingedHumanoid.

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* In ''Comicbook/SHIELD2010, ''Comicbook/SHIELD2010'', the Franchise/MarvelUniverse version of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci goes one step more retro with the [[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/potw_shield1.jpg Ornithopter Pack]], which overlaps with WingedHumanoid.
18th Jun '17 12:33:59 PM DaibhidC
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* The Franchise/MarvelUniverse version of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci goes one step more retro with the [[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/potw_shield1.jpg Ornithopter Pack]], which overlaps with WingedHumanoid.

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* The In ''Comicbook/SHIELD2010, the Franchise/MarvelUniverse version of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci goes one step more retro with the [[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/potw_shield1.jpg Ornithopter Pack]], which overlaps with WingedHumanoid.


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* At the end of ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Leonard of Quirm is shown with a [[http://www.da-vinci-inventions.com/aerial-screw.aspx Da Vinci aerial screw]] strapped to his back.
30th Apr '17 4:20:39 PM Vir
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* The Rahaga in ''WesternAnimation/{{BIONICLE}} 3: Web of Shadows''. It's non-canon, but the filmmakers thought it would look cooler than having them climb everywhere. Their toys use these "packs" (actually Rhotuka spinners) as projectiles, so they're not really part of their anatomy.

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* The Rahaga in ''WesternAnimation/{{BIONICLE}} ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} 3: Web of Shadows''. It's non-canon, but the filmmakers thought it would look cooler than having them climb everywhere. Their toys use these "packs" (actually Rhotuka spinners) as projectiles, so they're not really part of their anatomy.



* ''KungfuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness''. After the defeat of his HumongousMecha in "Sticky Situation", Taotie produces his SimpleStaff from which blades appear and spin menacingly. Rather than attack Po however, he just holds it up in the air and takes off promising WeWillMeetAgain...until his improvised helicopter crashes because his slacker son forgot to grease the mechanism.

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* ''KungfuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness''.''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness''. After the defeat of his HumongousMecha in "Sticky Situation", Taotie produces his SimpleStaff from which blades appear and spin menacingly. Rather than attack Po however, he just holds it up in the air and takes off promising WeWillMeetAgain...until his improvised helicopter crashes because his slacker son forgot to grease the mechanism.
17th Mar '17 3:50:41 PM SAMAS
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* Both ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' and ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' have police micro-copters with close similarities.


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** The ''Real American Hero'' line has had a couple of these as well.
11th Mar '17 1:08:33 PM joacobanfield
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[[folder: Fanfic]]
* In ''Fanfic/TalesOfAResetMind'', Joy uses one of this to escape the Memory Dump in ''Part Two''.
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22nd Feb '17 11:23:35 PM Arivne
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Tends to appear in SteamPunk settings due to the perceived simplicity of these vehicles but it ironically tends to have a more futuristic feeling than a JetPack, though it's appearence in more futuristic settings is not unheard of.

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Tends to appear in SteamPunk settings due to the perceived simplicity of these vehicles but vehicles. Ironically, it ironically tends to have a more futuristic feeling than a JetPack, though it's appearence its appearance in more futuristic settings is not unheard of.































































* ''KungfuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness''. : after the defeat of his HumongousMecha in "Sticky Situation", Taotie produces his SimpleStaff from which blades appear and spin menacingly. Rather than attack Po however, he just holds it up in the air and takes off promising WeWillMeetAgain...until his improvised helicopter crashes because his slacker son forgot to grease the mechanism.

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* ''KungfuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness''. : after After the defeat of his HumongousMecha in "Sticky Situation", Taotie produces his SimpleStaff from which blades appear and spin menacingly. Rather than attack Po however, he just holds it up in the air and takes off promising WeWillMeetAgain...until his improvised helicopter crashes because his slacker son forgot to grease the mechanism.
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9th Jan '17 5:25:34 PM nombretomado
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* The MarvelUniverse version of LeonardoDaVinci goes one step more retro with the [[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/potw_shield1.jpg Ornithopter Pack]], which overlaps with WingedHumanoid.

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* The MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse version of LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci goes one step more retro with the [[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/potw_shield1.jpg Ornithopter Pack]], which overlaps with WingedHumanoid.
8th Jan '17 5:57:04 PM DarkStorm
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* The hero of stone-age video game ''H.E.R.O.'' wore one of these.

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* The hero [[AwesomeMcCoolname Roderick Hero]] of stone-age video the early Creator/{{Activision}} game ''H.E.R.O.'' wore one of these.
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