The Hotelicopter Outed as a Fake

Admittedly, the renders of the Hotelicopter all pointed to a hoax, but the truth is that we all got swept up in a viral campaign for Yotel airport hotels. [Yotel and Boing Boing Gadgets]


I knew it was bull the moment I looked at it. The Russian helicopter it was based on had a much smaller body. And it didn't have those huge jet engines on the side. So they were basically making a whole new aircraft. The effort would be on par with development of a new Boeing or Airbus, which of course is ludicrous for a one-off "hotel copter".