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Human-Powered Helicopter

I don’t think this will replace the car as the average person’s mode of transportation, but it’s still pretty sweet.

 

Team Gamera is back and flight testing their modified version of Gamera II Human Powered Helicopter at the PG Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, MD.

With new pilot and incoming UMD Freshman Henry Enerson in the cockpit, a maximum altitude test flight was attempted. Needless to say we were not quite expecting what happened next. Henry smoothly pedaled Gamera up to just over 8 feet altitude and had a controlled descent for a flight time of about 25 seconds. This is not an “official” record but is certainly the highest a human powered helicopter has ever reached.

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