This has to be, hands down, one of the weirdest flying machines I’ve ever seen. This is almost certainly some sort of alien craft. This is the Kaman K-Max, and it looks like it’s getting into a flappy hand battle above its own head.
As Japan struggles to control the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, radiation has made the work dangerous to workers for even brief periods. Imagine if a drone helicopter could precisely drop water or chemicals on the reactors. One can.
While I can't tell you yet about the 1,000 Chryslers I'm driving today in San Diego, I can show you this rare K-1200 K-Max synchropter, a helicopter with two rotors on separate angled masts. What's it doing here?