The United states Chopper Community (AHS) suggested an aircraft competitors back in 1980 that known as on members to make a human-powered helicopter with a unique set of guidelines. AeroVelo, a collaborative number of design learners and experts, has lastly won the Igor I. Sikorsky Individual Operated Chopper Competition after 33 years of groups trying to get the task and eventually unable.
Designers Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson started working on their aircraft device known as Atlas in Jan 2012 and dedicated to the venture full-time in Apr. Initially, the group expected to win the competitors by the end of Summer time 2012, but, instead, mastered their machine by concentrating on rotor improvements. Now, that persistence and perfection has compensated off.
Having efficiently obtained all of the competition's requirements—the main ones being: float for a length of 60 a few moments, sustain a breeze rate that does not surpass one meter gauge per second, accomplish a 3 gauge elevation for the smallest part of the device, and stay within a 10m x 10m box—AeroVelo was granted $250,000.
Be sure to check out it clip, below, of the human-powered helicopter in journey.
Aerovelo Atlas Photo
Aerovelo Atlas Video
Source : AeroVelo website