of the G8-2 Pressure Jet Engine, Eugene M. Gluhareff, designed, built, and tested this
one-man tip jet helicopter in the early '90s. Its successful test-flight marked the
realization of Mr. Gluhareff's lifelong dream to design what he called a "flying
motorcycle." Eugene M. Gluhareff is shown in the photo standing by the
first-generation prototype around the time of its first test flight.
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||Max. Speed (No Canopy)
||Max. Speed (With Canopy)
||Duration in Level Fight
Powerplant: G8-2-20H Jet Engines
(Two 10 Gal. Tanks)
|Jet Gross Thrust
||22 lbs. each
||7 lbs. each
|Helicopter has full pitch control and synchronized fuel
* Based on Mr. Gluhareff's design calculations.
The craft is powered by two G8-2-20H jet engines. Jet engine plans
purchased from this site show how to make the "H"-model jet, which has a
slightly rotated intake stack for helicopter application. Fuel tanks are
conventional 10-gallon propane tanks equipped with liquid pickup tubes.