CHiPs – California Helicopter-Man Interceptor Patrol (video).

Meet the air-police of the future, from a land of sun and frolics – Australia this time, rather than California – although I’m sure TV series with names like Heli-Cops, or CHiPs v.2 can’t be too far behind.

Yes, the Oz-based CopterPack Company makes an electric backpack helicopter with a self-leveling autopilot and lightweight airframe constructed from carbon fiber honeycomb.

It’ll give the police forces of the near future the ability to swoop in and catch the bad guys, and fire services the ability to rescue victims from high-rises out of the range of ladders.

Watch the brave test flight here, and pray the battery pack doesn’t overheat!

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