JAG Helicopter's $125,000 base-price kit helicopter is to make a first public flight at the Sun 'n' Fun fly-in, Florida, in April. The two-seat JAG 233, powered by a Rolls-Royce 250-C18 turboshaft, is the first kit with multi-blade options (three to eight main rotors), and can be assembled in 400h. The top price is $240,000, with blades averaging $11,000 each. The example (above) displayed at Heli-Expo has representative avionics including a UPS Aviation Technologies MX20 large-screen display.

Source: Flight International