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The SureFly

Ever wanted to just jump in your own helicopter and zip across the sky to grab a quick coffee with your buddy?

With the SureFly personal helicopter from Workhorse, that might not be such a ridiculous fantasy.

With a price of around $200,000, this beast is a lot less expensive than a traditional helicopter.

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Drone zone

Its eight propellers are spread across four arms, making it very stable in the air and more easily manoeuvrable than a single-rotor helicopter, according to its maker, Workhorse. 

It's much the same principle as the small quadrocopter drones, like DJI's Phantom series. 

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Joystick

These are the actual controls -- it's extremely basic in there to keep operation as simple as possible. 

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Stashable

You can fold the four arms in half to make it much easier to store.

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Flight time

Just open the door and pop in!

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Light-footed

It's made entirely from carbon fibre, to keep the weight down, including the large landing skids.

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Capt. Kent

You could be as happy as CNET's Kent German inside your own SureFly helicopter!

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Room for two

There's plenty of space for a friend too, if you wanted to go for a whistle-stop tour of doughnut shops in your local town.

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Battery-powered

The SureFly has a maximum range of 70 miles, achieved by a petrol generator that powers the electric motors. There's also a 5-minute emergency battery supply in case the motor conks out.

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Sky-eyed

Big windows mean a great view of the world from the air.

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Whup whup whup

Don't put your hand here when it's turned on.

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Under the hood

The inside of the engine.

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