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Basic Information
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Group Decor/Miscellaneous
Category Vehicle
Type Driveable
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Covering Attribute
Block Properties
Hit Points
Storage Slots 45
Lockable Yes
Horizontal Support
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage
Power Attack Block Damage
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time
Ammo Type
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth
Damage Multiplier: Metal
Damage Multiplier: Stone
Damage Multiplier: Wood
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed 7[?]
Vehicle Sprint Speed 15
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Elemental Protection
Effect Protection
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on max Stamina
Effect on Stamina regen
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Cure Percentage
Buff Effect
Buff Duration
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Durability (Min Quality) 1500
Durability (Max Quality) 3000
Degradation per Use
Mod Type
Compatible Mods
Repaired Using Repair Kit
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Max Stack
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through Crafting, Looting, Trading


The Gyrocopter is a type of vehicle in 7 Days to Die. The radial menu may be accessed by holding <E> over the vehicle.

The Gyrocopter itself is unlocked by default but you have to either get the schematics for the Gyrocopter Chassis and Gyrocopter Accessories or get to Level 5 in Grease Monkey.

The Gyrocopter is an end-game goal for some players, whilst fun to use and technically the fastest vehicle available (able to reach 15 blocks/s) it can have limited practical purpose as most situations where one would be useful to use (such as missions to very dangerous locations) are also situations you don't want to risk losing it. That being said with careful use it can be an incredible asset allowing one to stay out till sundown even far from home and make the trip back home at night as very few zombies can harm a gyrocopter mid-flight. It can theoretically used to land on the top of large POI's and skip straight to their main loot, but this is not recommended as most large POI's have a plethora of high-end enemies waiting on their roofs and the player will immediately be attacked by them if they land on it.


The Gyrocopter is crafted in the Workbench using 3 Wheels, a Gyrocopter Chassis, Gyrocopter Accessories, an Engine and a Lead Car Battery.

Wheel.png 3* Wheel At a
04′ 30"
GyrocopterChassis.png 1* Gyrocopter Chassis
GyrocopterAccessories.png 1* Gyrocopter Accessories
SmallEngine.png 1* Engine
CarBattery.png 1* Lead Car Battery
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Refuel and repair[]

The following items are needed to fuel and repair the Gyrocopter:

Recommended Mods[]

Image Name Affected Part Description
VehicleFuelSaver.png Vehicle Fuel Saver Mod Fuel Saver Decreases vehicle fuel consumption.
VehicleReserveFuelTank.png Vehicle Reserve Fuel Tank Fuel Tank Increases fuel tank capacity.
VehicleSuperCharger.png Vehicle Super Charger Speed Increases top speed and acceleration.

Operation / Controls[]

The Gyrocopter handles similarly to an airplane. It requires forward thrust to stay airborne and cannot hover in place. The controls require a bit of practice to master and it is recommended that new players get the feel for it before going out with it.
A - Yaw (rotation) left (or banked turn left if in banked turn mode)
D - Yaw (rotation) right (or banked turn right if in banked turn mode)
W - Throttle (move forward)
S - Brake (stop) / Reverse
C - Pitch nose down
SPACEBAR - Pitch nose up, while on ground works as breaks. So you can take off shorter way. (Could be better for more keyconfig in controls...)
E - Mount/Dismount.
Hold E to bring up the radial menu. Radial menu actions include: Drive, Access info panel, Access storage, Refuel, Repair, Honk horn, Lock/Unlock, Set Pincode and the option 'Take' which puts vehicle back in inventory.
X - Honk horn
Left Mouse Button - Toggle between Yaw versus Banked Turn modes
Shift - Turbo



Game Guide


Patch version Changes
Alpha 17 Added Gyrocopter vehicle.
Alpha 18 Increased speed of Gyrocopter and decreased fuel usage. Gyrocopter blades can now be seen moving when looking at other player vehicles.
Decor/Miscellaneous Items

4x4TruckPlaceable.png 4x4 Truck · CntAmbulanceTruck01.png Ambulance · CntArmyTruckOpen.png Army Truck · Bicycle.png Bicycle · Minibike.png Minibike · CntServiceTruckMoPower.png Mo Power Service Truck · MotorcyclePlaceable.png Motorcycle · CntBusSchool.png School Bus · CntCar03SedanDamage0Master.png Sedan · CntServiceTruckWorkingStiffTools.png Working Stiff Tools Work Truck ·

Driveable Vehicles
Bicycle.png Bicycle · Minibike.png Minibike · MotorcyclePlaceable.png Motorcycle · 4x4TruckPlaceable.png 4x4 Truck · GyrocopterPlaceable.png Gyrocopter