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.
At long last, it looks like we may have a winner soon in the Gamera II:
I wish them well.