Human-Powered Helicopter Soars to New Heights, Literally

This past June, a determined pilot managed to keep the human-powered Gamera II in the air for a whopping 50 seconds. Impressive, but it only hovered a little. This flight, while much shorter, nabbed a record of its own by soaring to the great height of 8 feet. Read More >>

Human Powered Helicopter Takes Flight

Last summer a team from the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland created a human-powered helicopter called Gamera, and managed to get it off the ground for 11 seconds. Not bad. But last week their Gamera 2 managed to stay airborne for a solid 50 seconds, smashing the world record. It looks exhausting, but I wanna try. Read More >>


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