TECNOLOGY

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

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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