Human Powered Helicopter

In response to a 24 year old prize challenge from the American Helicopter Society, a number of engineering students at the University of British Columbia have designed a human powered helicopter. The prize requirements are three minutes flight at three metres, with only human power, and the team, led by UBC’s Mike Georgallis, plans a test flight next Tuesday. Unfortunately, before the rotors were able to produce enough buoyant force they hit each other and the attempt failed

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