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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 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.

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

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!!Examples:

[[AC:{{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]]
* ''Manga/YuGiOhGX'''s manga has Elemental Hero Stratos, who has rotor/wing hybrids.
* Heavyarms gets one in the ''GundamWing'' remake ''Glory of the Losers''.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* The Penguin's umbrella from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* ''ComicBook/TomStrong's'' [[http://www.comics.org/issue/213210/cover/4/ heli-pack.]]
* 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.
* ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'': Fantasio invents one of these to win a competition in "Spirou et les Héritiers".
* Lex Luthor in the 1929 story of ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'' Series 1.
* Robota in ''Planet Terry'' has a built-in helicopter pack that she uses to save Planet Terry from falling.

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* ''Film/{{Sleeper}}'': Miles tries to escape from the police by donning a Helicopter Pack and flying away. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmh-abe-1_U#t=1m37s It doesn't work very well.]]
* ''Film/TheWhispererInDarkness'' (2011): the aliens wear an engine pack with vibrating wings to pursue the protagonist in his biplane.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein novel ''Literature/TheStarBeast'': both John Thomas Stuart and Betty Sorenson use one of these (called a "flight harness" in the book). [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The_Star_Beast_cover_9836.jpg The cover of the 1954 edition.]]

[[AC:{{Tabletop Games}}]]
* ''Fate Accelerated Edition'' sample character Dr. Bethesda Flushing's mobility-enhancing Experimental Helo Pack stunt, as prominently seen in her image on the back cover.

[[AC:{{Toys}}]]
* ''HeroFactory'': Rotor
* In the UK in the 1970s, the Palitoy ''Action Man'' (the equivalent of GI Joe for Americans) had the highly desirable [=TurboCopter=] backpack.
* The G.I. Joe "Adventure Team" line had one. ''This'' was part of a shared "power-pack" accessory: you got the battery-powered pack, and you could attach things like the helicopter as well as drills and saws (for rescues), signal lights, etc. The Adventure Team also featured a character called "Mike Power: Atomic Man" (a CaptainErsatz of Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan), who could fly with helicopter blades attached to his bionic hand.
* ''{{Transformers}}: Action Masters'' Bumblebee came with a helicopter pack (appropriately named "Heli-Pack") that transformed into a cannon.
* Egon Spengler, of ''TheRealGhostbusters'', had one within the "Power Pack Heroes" line.
* The ''PoliceAcademy'' toyline had a thief named Claw ([[InspectorGadget no, not that one]]) who used one of these in his getaways. The Joker later got this accessory when Kenner made their "Batman: The Dark Knight Collection" line.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* The hero of stone-age video game ''H.E.R.O.'' wore one of these.
* Clank becomes one in the ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' games.
* Spawnable in ''{{Scribblenauts}}'' by typing "Helibackpack".
* The weak point of the Baron K. Roolenstein of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3''.
* A player-usable one appears in the second ''VideoGame/DarkCastle'' game.
* The hero of ''Blade Force'' uses one of these.
* ''MiniRobotWars'': During the [[NewGamePlus second episode]], many of the land-based Mooks get one, allowing them to become {{Airborne Mook}}s.
* The first boss of ''VideoGame/{{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 ''VideoGame/BionicCommando''.
* [[{{Kappa}} Nitori]] uses one in the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' FightingGame, ''Hopeless Masquerade''... which is a little weird since she could fly on her own.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'': Painwheel can use her Buer Drive's blades like helicopter rotors to fly.
* The [[BizarreAlienLocomotion Sligs]] from ''[[Videogame/{{Oddworld}} Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee]]'' use a small variant that is attached to their lower spine and is controlled by two joysticks.

[[AC:{{Webcomics}}]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has a steampunk-version [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110110 hybrid]] between this and JetPack, referred to as 'The Flight Raiment of King Darius the Incandescent'. Mk 2, ''of course''. Used by [[spoiler:Zola ]] to escape from Castle Heterodyne.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget has one of these on his head.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', the quartet of Swiss thieves wore giant Swiss army knives on their backs, with deployable helicopter blades for flight.
* Jack Spicer from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' has a helicopter pack, he got it as a present when he turned evil.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': in the episode "Hate Floats" Brock Sampson and Phantom Limb try out a couple of these.
* As pictured, in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' one of [[ShapeshifterWeapon Re]][[{{Technopath}} x's]] mechanical constructs is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/842d08c88da90695e0d8d0bf6473636b.PNG the Boogie Pack]] wich is capable of using part of its turbine to attack or grab an enemy. [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited And was even enhanced with rocket launchers by]] ''Upgrade'' [[WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited in the crossover with Ben 10.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Rainbow Dash's [[spoiler: 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 ''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone''.
* Airwave, the CommunicationsOfficer from ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'', used one.
* ''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.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* Needless to say ThoseWackyNazis [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baumg%C3%A4rtl_Heliofly_III worked on the concept with the Heliofly.]] One of the AwesomeButImpractical weapons covered in ''My Tank is Fight'' by Zack Parsons.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Jetpack Martin Jetpack.]] It's the first practical Helicopter Backpack in history and it's near-production, with first units ready this year and more basic ones as soon as 2016. Basically, IWantMyJetpack is on the verge of becoming a real option for the rich among us.

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