First Human Powered Helicopter! (Video)

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Wolfman's Brother, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. -What allows the 31-year-old to defy gravity is sheer human power, delivered to the craft's four rotors through the bicycle pedals he steadily pumps throughout his flight.

    -It's that fragile machine, built by Reichert's Canadian team, which has now won a long-coveted international prize that lay unclaimed for years.

    -The winning hand-built helicopter — nicknamed Atlas — is huge, measuring nearly 47 metres across, but also surprisingly light for its size, at just 54 kilograms.

    Source: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/P...+team+builds+human+powered/8647839/story.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syJq10EQkog"]Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter - AHS Sikorsky Prize Flight - YouTube
     
  2. Loonylee

    Loonylee Guest

    Wow! Thats brilliant!
     
  3. GLENGLEN

    GLENGLEN Lifetime Supporter

    Fantastic, Congrats To The Team That Built It...:2thumbsup:



    Cheers Glen.
     

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