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Sun Jul 14, 2013, 04:34 PM

Rise Up:Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter - AHS Sikorsky Prize Flight



The world’s first human-powered helicopter by a Canadian engineer has won the Sikorsky Prize after performing a minute-long flight at an altitude of 3.3 meters – fueled only by the pilot’s pedaling of a modified bicycle.

The AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980, in search for the first successful controlled flight of a human powered helicopter. The helicopter had to reach a height of three meters while hovering for at least one minute in a ten-square-meter area. The competition’s $250,000 prize had never previously been awarded, with numerous creative engineers trying and failing to meet the criteria.

http://rt.com/news/first-human-powered-helicopter-069/

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lovuian Jul 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Jul 2013 #1
lovuian Jul 2013 #2
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colorado_ufo Jul 2013 #5
Half-Century Man Jul 2013 #4

Response to lovuian (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 04:40 PM

1. Amazing! A human powered quad-copter!

 

I'm very impressed!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 04:42 PM

2. it is pretty cool isn't it

lots of possibilities

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 06:11 PM

3. But then there are the 10,000 pages of instructions for the kit.

 


Seriously, however, that's amazing. It would be a death trap outside in any wind at all, I think, but still a cool engineering feat.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 03:33 AM

5. Will IKEA be offering it for sale?

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 06:19 PM

4. Every once in awhile....

..humans do something worthy of the title Intelligent Species.

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