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Human powered helicopter flies for 40 seconds just by pedaling hands and feet.

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posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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Well just like the title says, these people have built quite a nifty human powered helicopter.




The sixth flight of Gamera II, the second human powered helicopter from the University of Maryland's Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center. Video evidence suggests the helicopter, piloted by Colin Gore, flew for approximately 40 seconds. Watch the flights live, Saturday June 23 starting at 9am Eastern! www.agrc.umd.edu...


This seems a little impracticable for everyone to be driving above main street with but none the less I think it would be fun do have on a hugh piece of property.


Let's hope they can meet the contest guidelines and take this thing even further. I want to be able to use it just as I mentioned above.
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posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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with the use of levers and pullies, they could make this take MUCH less effort.


the only problem i see is control, if they take all their limbs to power it, how to do they fly it?


if it was able to be controlled by brain power and your own will, this would be even better, and its completely possible!


this is AWESOME.

peace.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Cool...but very difficult to parallel park.


Peace



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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By its very design (a cool one at that), it isn't going to make any lift after it leaves ground effect, so I don't think it will make the 3m height requirement.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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Not practical.

And...AWESOME. Engineers with time and $ on their hands will be the end of us all.

Thanks for sharing



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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I just want to be able to fly like I do in my dreams. That would feel liberating.

I'd probably get bored after a while, but for a time, it'd beat everything else.




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