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Team Gamera Sets New Record for Human Powered Helicopter Flight Duration

Team Gamera Sets New Record for Human Powered Helicopter Flight Duration

University of Maryland students from Team Gamera have unofficially set a world record of 97 seconds for the duration of a human powered helicopter flight. The announcement came at an event on Saturday, October 26 celebrating the team’s accomplishments, which was attended by senior officials from the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, United Technologies Corporation, the American Helicopter Society (AHS)… Read more »

Source: Team Gamera, 01-Nov-13

AeroVelo wins $250,000 AHS Sikorsky man-powered helicopter prize

AeroVelo wins $250,000 AHS Sikorsky man-powered helicopter prize

Various interested parties issued similar press releases of this event.   Firstly, here’s the one from the AeroVelo team themselves Great news! The American Helicopter Society has officially declared AeroVelo winner of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. After a thorough and rigorous independent analysis of the flight data of June 13th 2013… Read more »

Source: AeroVelo etc, 12-Jul-13

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Has Canadian team “AeroVelo” won Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter award?

Has Canadian team “AeroVelo” won Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter award?

The Canadian team known as AeroVelo is suspiciously quiet after yesterday’s flight with their human powered helicopter that ended with a tweet confirming they achieved 3.3m altitude for 65 seconds – the requirement being 3 metres for 60 seconds  see full story

Source: Wired, 15-Jun-13

AHS Human Powered Helicopter Competition Heats Up

AHS Human Powered Helicopter Competition Heats Up

AeroVelo continues flight testing of their Atlas Human Powered Helicopter this week in Vaughan, Ontario. Follow their latest updates at: https://twitter.com/AeroVelo or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AeroVelo. CTV Toronto aslo covered the flight testing in a news story on them: http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=943504 AeroVelo is one of three teams currently flight testing human powered helicopters as part of the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human… Read more »

Source: AHS, 11-Jun-13

AHS Congratulates AeroVelo for Human Powered Helicopter First Flight

AHS Congratulates AeroVelo for Human Powered Helicopter First Flight

The AeroVelo Atlas human powered helicopter made its first flight on Tuesday August 28, 2012, as part of the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. Check out the video on our YouTube Channel and find out more about the AHS HPH competition at www.vtol.org/hph. As described previously in AHS’s Vertiflite magazine, AeroVelo is a collection of students and professionals… Read more »

Source: AHS, 31-Aug-12

Clark School Team unofficially satisfies two Sikorsky Prize requirements

Clark School Team unofficially satisfies two Sikorsky Prize requirements

Flight Reached Height of Two Feet Towards 10-Foot Requirement Students on the Gamera human-powered helicopter team at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering have unofficially satisfied two of the three American Helicopter Society Sikorsky Prize competition requirements with a flight that unofficially lasted 65 seconds, stayed within a 10 square meter… Read more »

Source: A. James Clark School of Engineering, 29-Aug-12

Clark School Team to Fly Revamped Gamera II HPH

Clark School Team to Fly Revamped Gamera II HPH

Larger Space to Allow for Longer, Higher Flights The following advisory is from the A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: A team of A. James Clark School of Engineering students will fly a modified version of their human-powered helicopter, Gamera II, in a much larger space than in previous flight attempts. Gamera II is… Read more »

Source: A. James Clark School of Engineering, 28-Aug-12

NAA confirms Gamera II’s new US human-powered flight duration record

NAA confirms Gamera II’s new US human-powered flight duration record

The National Aeronautic Association has certified the June 21, 2012, flight of Gamera II at 49.9 seconds, a new national record for human-powered helicopter flight duration, and submitted flight information to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale for approval as a world record. Gamera II was designed, built and piloted by students at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of… Read more »

Source: James Clark School, 14-Aug-12

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Human-Powered Helicopter Team Sets New Unofficial 35-Second Flight Duration Benchmark

Human-Powered Helicopter Team Sets New Unofficial 35-Second Flight Duration Benchmark

On June 20, students on the Gamera II human-powered helicopter team from the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering set a new, unofficial flight duration record of approximately 35 seconds. If verified by the National Aeronautic Association, this new time will supersede the team’s previous world record of 11.4 seconds set last July. The Gamera… Read more »

Source: Clark School of Engineering, 22-Jun-12

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FAI recognise human-powered helicopter’s 11.4-second flight

FAI recognise human-powered helicopter’s 11.4-second flight

The FAI has certified that the Clark School’s Gamera human-powered helicopter team set world records earlier this year for flight duration and flight duration with a female pilot. The FAI certified the 4.2-second flight of May 12, 2011, and the 11.4-second flight of July 13, 2011, which supersedes the first. Gamera was designed and built by a… Read more »

Source: Clark School, 21-Nov-11

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Gamera Human-Powered helicopter team achieves new 12.4 sec unofficial flight duration

Gamera Human-Powered helicopter team achieves new 12.4 sec unofficial flight duration

On July 13, the students on the Gamera human-powered helicopter team from the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering completed their scheduled summer flight session with a new unofficial flight duration of 12.4 seconds. If verified by the National Aeronautic Association, this new time will shatter the team’s previous 4.2-second U.S. national record set… Read more »

Source: Clark School of Engineering, 28-Jul-11

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Clark School’s human-powered helicopter flight wins national recognition

Clark School’s human-powered helicopter flight wins national recognition

The National Aeronautic Association has certified that onMay 12, 2011, the human-powered helicopter Gamera, designed and built by graduate and undergraduate students of theUniversity of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and piloted by biology student Judy Wexler, achieved lift-off and hovered for 4.2 seconds, thereby establishing the U.S. national records for the duration of… Read more »

Source: University of Maryland, 09-Jun-11

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University of Maryland achieves World Record with human-powered helicopter

University of Maryland achieves World Record with human-powered helicopter

HI-RES VIDEO:http://lecture.umd.edu/detsmediasite/Viewer/?peid=7ec9bc500b61490aaf49b05320e0cda61d COLLEGE PARK, Md.–A team of more than 50 students at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering has succeeded in flying their human-powered helicopter, Gamera. Pilot Judy Wexler, a 24-year-old biology graduate student at UM, pedaled furiously, taking the craft several inches into the air for about 4 seconds, setting… Read more »

Source: University of Maryland, 13-May-11

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Clark School team to test Human-Powered Helicopter

Clark School team to test Human-Powered Helicopter

The following is being released today by A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: In a step toward winning the Sikorsky Prize, a team of A. James Clark School of Engineering students will attempt for the first time to test-fly their human-powered helicopter, called Gamera. Gamera has a rotor at each of the four ends of its X-shaped frame,… Read more »

Source: University of Maryland, 05-May-11

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Motorbike executive bids for human-powered helicopter prize

Motorbike executive bids for human-powered helicopter prize

Neal Saiki, the co-founder of Zero Motorcycles, will be leaving his operational duties at the company to pursue his dream of designing and building the first human-powered helicopter, the company announced Tuesday. Saiki will be re-entering the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition, which offers a $250,000 prize to the first designers who can… Read more »

Source: Zero Motorcycles, 10-Mar-11

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Sikorsky up human-powered helicopter prize from $20K to $250K

On Thursday, Sikorsky Aircraft increased the prize money for the Igor I. Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Competition from $20,000 to $250,000. The contest is more than two decades old and no one has met the requirements of hovering about 10 feet in the air for 60 seconds.

Source: Connecticut Post, 28-Aug-09

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