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+ - Aerovelo's Human-Powered Helicopter Wins Elusive $250,000 Sikorsky Prize

oritonic1 writes: Since 1980, several teams have tried (and failed) to build a human-powered helicopter that could win the elusive $250,000 Sikorsky prize. But a Canadian start-up, Aerovelo, has finally taken the crown with Atlas, a human-powered craft that managed to stay at least 10 feet in the air, for 60 seconds, within a 30'x30' area.
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Aerovelo's Human-Powered Helicopter Wins Elusive $250,000 Sikorsky Prize

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