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This Looks Like A Regular Bike, But It Is Actually One Of The Coolest Inventions Ever

The AHS Sikorsky Prize is awarded every year to the team that can build the biggest, On June 13th, 2013, the AeroVelo Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter captured the long standing AHS Sikorsky Prize with a flight lasting 64.1 seconds and reaching an altitude of 3.3 metres.

 

This Looks Like A Regular Bike, But It's Actually Human-Powered Helicopter

 

A Canadian engineer from the University of Toronto has made aviation history to win the long standing AHS Sikorsky Prize with a flight lasting 64 seconds and reaching an altitude of 3.3 metres.

Todd Reichert, 31, provided the pedal power for the crazy aircraft to make the first ever sustained flight of a human-powered helicopter, nicknamed Atlas, measures 47 metres across but weighs just 54 kilograms.

The super light-weight frame is made of carbon fibre tubes that connect the four rotors to the central bike, used to power the hand-made aircraft, but the size and scale of it make the viewing experience something you can’t miss.

 

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