Sorry about getting back to you so late. Sounds like you are having a blast. I haven't broke through 60 yet. Still working on my fear of heights. I am more comfortable in a hang glider that a 172 or a light heli.
I am the X-Ray guy. Trenton fly-in's 2009, 2012, and going to the upcoming 2017 this April. Going to be a great time!
Would like to hear your thoughts on both. I had a Helicycle. Love the way it flew other than when it tried to kill me by going into a horrible pylon whirl in the main rotor system.
The Helicycle would cruise nicely at 90 MPH. A little thirsty at 14 GPH.
The 285 appears to be an Artic Cat 800 HO engine. Have they figured out how to keep proper lubrication of the engine with low MP and high RPM? I assume the EFI / computer handles the oil injection with RPM as a variable?
Also interested in the EXT. I must admit I really liked the Helicycle engine. It was the best part of the helicopter.