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The "Hummel" ("bumble bee") is a light helicopter for maximum two passengers.
It can be used for passenger transport (air taxi), as well as for e.g. emergency transports like organs or units of stored blood and of course for conventional tasks of a helicopter like monitoring (e.g. coast guard, police, army, scientists) and to be mobile. The tandem rotor design guarantees a more efficient aircraft performance as the main-tail rotor design, without wasting fuel.
part of the Designprozess
To be moved easily at the ground the "Hummel" has wheels at its forelegs and can be folded flat. Because of that it doesen`t depend on mobile heliports and can safetily be stored.
These advantages are shown especially when there is minimal space, like for example on research ships.
folding in three steps - from the flying machine to the closed box
The passengers are always balanced. No additional weights are needed.
The small size and the foldability make the "Hummel" an ideal tool on research ships.
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hummel (helicopter) thesis 2004

Comments (16)
  • Daniel A superbly developed and beautifully rendered concept. Extremely cool portfolio too.

    13 years ago

  • I LOVE IT. Where do you buy one?

    13 years ago

  • This thing is the shit! I would want one stored in my closet. how small does it fold?

    13 years ago

  • wow!

    13 years ago

  • I would love to get a better look at your sketches to see how you developed the idea from your head to paper.

    13 years ago

  • wonderful if i ask that what software do you use in render

    13 years ago

  • I love it too !! great project...

    12 years ago

  • very cool

    12 years ago

  • Daniel Amazing piece of work!! from concept to 3D development and finally the graphics .looks like you enjoyed the process too.

    12 years ago

  • stunning !!~

    12 years ago

  • nice!!!remember the avatar movie....

    10 years ago

  • Brilliant fold strategy. Great work.

    10 years ago

  • great work, really nice

    10 years ago

  • Nice design and function dude.

    10 years ago

  • Love your work.

    10 years ago

  • awesome work

    10 years ago

Daniel Kocyba
dipl. Product Designer + M.A. interface design Hamburg, Germany