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Okay, it's not Sharknado, but it is a bigger helicopter. It's a bike-icopter. It's a helicycle!

Quoting from the article at This Is Colossal: "The Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980... To win the prize a team of engineers would have to build a helicopter powered solely by a human that would achieve a flight duration of 60 seconds, reach an altitude of 3 meters (9.8 ft), while remaining in a 10 meter (32.8 ft) square."

It took 33 years, but a team from the University of Toronto finally did it. Go, Canada!

Date: 2013-07-12 06:12 pm (UTC)
onlysmallwings: a person holding a sign reading "Free Hug <3" (Default)
From: [personal profile] onlysmallwings
That is amazing!

Date: 2013-07-12 08:52 pm (UTC)
chalcopyrite: Picture of a blue sky with a flare from the sun. Text: "Whenever there's a huge spill of solar energy, it's called a nic (nice day)
From: [personal profile] chalcopyrite
That's awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Date: 2013-07-13 01:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] woldy
Supercool! Thanks for sharing :-D

Date: 2013-07-13 05:38 am (UTC)
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] pebblerocker
So impressive! I can't believe how slowly the rotors are turning.

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