Monday, June 25, 2012

World Record for a human powered helicopter set

This is Gamera II, this is the second human powered helicopter from the University of Maryland's Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center.
Pilot Kyle Gluesenkamp achieved flight for 50 seconds using nothing but muscle power alone. They are competing for the Sikorsky Prize. To claim it, a human powered craft must get off the ground, hover for one minute, and reach a minimum altitude of three meters. Looks like these guys are on the right track. The winner of the Sikorsky Prize gets $250,000. Since the Sikorsky Prize has been announced no one has claimed it in 11 years.

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