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Human-Powered Flight: The Helicopter

Sep 052012
 
 By , September 5, 2012

I don’t know what it is about human-powered flight that fascinates me so. Maybe it’s because I first heard the legend of Icarus when I was very young. I know that I am not alone in this though, else there would not be things like the Sikorsky Prize. The prize was established in 1980. It offers $250,000 to the first human-powered helicopter to reach an altitude of 3 meters at least once, remain aloft for 60 seconds, and remain within a 10 meter square.

Gamera II human-powered flight, helicopter

At long last, it looks like we may have a winner soon in the Gamera II:

I wish them well.

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The Town Scryer is a mixed bag of humor, socio-political observations and ephemera from the perspective of a eclectic Pagan veteran of the counter-culture. Philip Posehn's main blog is at The Town Scryer.
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