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AHS announces results of annual Student Design Competition

AHS announces results of annual Student Design Competition

15-Aug-2017Source: VTOL

The Vertical Flight Technical Society today announces the winners of the 34th Student Design Competition: University of Maryland won first place in both the graduate and undergraduate categories. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, sponsored the competition this year with a total of $12,500 in prize money. The 2017 Student Design Competition was for... Read more

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

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

21-Nov-2011Source: Clark School

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

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

28-Jul-2011Source: Clark School of Engineering

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

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

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

9-Jun-2011Source: University of Maryland

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

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