Grant, you hit the nail right on the head. The HeliCycle is one *FUN* machine.
With due regard to this distinguished gathering of Robbie Lovers, I hasten to add that purchasing this FUN machine in no way lessens my profound respect and admiration for the Robinsons.
The three that I have owned, were impeccable, and in my opinion definitely the best choice for the purpose they serve.
The HeliCycle is just intended for a different market.
Having said that, my HeliCycle was built by Joe Hill. There are over 30 of these in the air presently, and over 130 kits being built. The website Grant mention will answer most questions, but if I can provide any insights, glad to help.