Val CHA Cost Notes 1 Size 5 Length 2.52m, Width 1.26m, Height 1.26m, Volume 4m^3, Mass 200 kg, OCV +0, KB -1 15 STR 0 HTH Damage 3d6 END  14 DEX 8 0 PD -3 2 PD (2 rPD) 0 ED -3 2 ED (2 rED) 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 3 OCV 0 3 DCV 0 8 BODY -3 Total Characteristic Cost: 14 Movement: Ground: 0m Flight: 25m/100m Leaping: 0m Swimming: 0m Cost Abilities and Equipment 20 Propeller- and Rotor-Driven Plane: Flight 25m, x4 Noncombat; Autogyro Takeoff/Landing (-¼), Side Effects (KA 1d6 to anyone who comes into contact with the propeller, automatically occurs when Flight is in use, only affects environment behind of vehicle; -¼), Stall Velocity (12m; -0), 1 Continuing Fuel Charge lasting 2 Hours (easily-obtained fuel; -0) [1 cc] 3 Doesn't Stall And Plummet: Flight 10m; Gliding (-1), Only To Descend To the Ground After Falling Below Stall Velocity (-1) -12 Can Only Fly: Ground Movement -12m -2 Can Only Fly: Leaping -4m -2 Can Only Fly: Swimming -4m 4 Reinforced Frame: +2 PD; Limited Coverage Nearly 360 Degrees (Coverage does not protect occupants; -½) plus +2 ED; Limited Coverage Nearly 360 Degrees (Coverage does not protect occupants; -½) Total Abilities & Equipment Cost: 11 Total Vehicle Cost: 25 Value Complications Total Complication Points: 0 Total Cost: 25/5 = 5
Description: The gyrocopter is a tiny two-man autogyro. The Gyro Captain apparently built it himself and often uses it as bait, draping one of his venomous snakes over it in hopes of killing anyone who gets to close. He’ll also hide himself in the sand with a crossbow in case the snake doesn’t work.
The gyrocopter has a three wheeled frame, two seats, and runs off of a VW Bug engine. The vehicle uses a pusher prop and has photos of various nude woman attached to the control surfaces. The most obvious one, seen when Max first approaches the gyrocopter, is of Karen Price, centerfold in the January 1981 Playboy.
Although the vehicle doesn’t have any Ground Movement, the Gyro Captain is seen “driving” the otherwise wrecked ‘copter along the road at the end of Mad Max 2. Game Masters may want to assign the ‘copter some meters of Ground Movement to reflect this, or simply hand-wave the effect as a result of the lift rotor having been wrecked.
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