An alternative to the Jet Pack
, basically an Awesome Backpack
with Helicopter blades. Compared to the Jet Pack
, it tends to be more maneuverable but slower.
See also Future Copter
Anime & Manga
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX's manga has Elemental Hero Stratos, who has rotor/wing hybrids.
- Heavyarms gets one in the Gundam Wing remake Glory of the Losers.
- Hero Factory: Rotor
- In the UK in the 1970s, the Palitoy Action Man (the equivalent of GI Joe for Americans) had the highly desirable Turbo Copter backpack.
- Transformers: Action Masters Bumblebee came with a helicopter pack (appropriately named "Heli-Pack") that transformed into a cannon.
- The hero of stone-age video game H.E.R.O. wore one of these.
- Clank becomes one in the Ratchet & Clank games.
- Spawnable in Scribblenauts by typing "Helibackpack".
- The weak point of the Baron K. Roolenstein of Donkey Kong Country 3.
- A player-usable one appears in the second Dark Castle game.
- The hero of Blade Force uses one of these.
- Mini Robot Wars: During the second episode, many of the land-based Mooks get one, allowing them to become Airborne Mooks.
- The first boss of Bug! (a giant snail) has a variant of this, where it retracts into its shell and helicopter blades come out of the top.
- The Barrier Soldiers in Area 5 of Bionic Commando.
- Nitori uses one in the Touhou Fighting Game, Hopeless Masquerade... which is a little weird since she could fly on her own.
- Girl Genius has a steampunk-version hybrid between this and Jet Pack, referred to as 'The Flight Raiment of King Darius the Incandescent'. Mk 2, of course. Used by Zola to escape from Castle Heterodyne.
- Inspector Gadget has one of these on his head.
- In The Tick, the quartet of Swiss thieves wore giant Swiss army knives on their backs, with deployable helicopter blades for flight.
- Jack Spicer from Xiaolin Showdown has a helicopter pack, he got it as a present when he turned evil.
- The Venture Bros.: in the episode "Hate Floats" Brock Sampson and Phantom Limb try out a couple of these.
- The Boogie Pack from Generator Rex.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Rainbow Dash's pet tortoise Tank is fitted with one at the end of "May The Best Pet Win".
- The Rahaga in 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.
- The Kopterpack from Spiral Zone.
- Airwave, the Communications Officer from C.O.P.S., used one.