Human Powered Helicopter Takes Flight

by editors on July 14, 2013

After nearly 33 years the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter [HPH] Competition title has now been claimed by the Aerovelo team, according to a post on Core77. Their July 12, 2013 flight lifted right into the record books.

[The prize-winning flight,] which lasted 64 seconds and reached a maximum altitude of 3.3 meters… came at the very end of five days of test flights [at an indoor soccer stadium near Toronto], after which the space would no longer be available.

And it only cost $170,000 (or something like that). Looks like there are some issues still to work out.

[Link: Core77]

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