Canadian Team Creates Operational Human-Powered Helicopter

Canadian design team AeroVelo has successfully won the American Helicopter Society’s $250,000 Sikorsky Prize — which was first established 33 years ago in 1980 — with the Atlas human-powered helicopter. The winning flight on June 13th lasted 64.1 seconds and reached an altitude of 3.3 meters (nearly eleven feet) and is shown in this video along with footage of the vehicle’s earlier test flights.

via The Wall Street Journal, Wired

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