1996 - the first Heaven Heli is born. Gensmantel originally co-developed the ECO 8 for Icarus. Shortly afterwards around 1996, the first Gensmantel RC electric helicopter was available on the market, the Heaven. At this time there was not a lot of helicopters on the market, and the Heaven is similar to the "legendary" ECO 8 in some points. The "wobbly" chassis of the ECO 8 of Icarus, was at that time repeatedly criticized, but the Gensmantel "Heaven" was not.