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Man-powered helicopter has flown

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Snowbird has been built by AeroVelo, a team of students at the university of Toronto ohmy.png

 

The previous (young strong light wo-) man-powered one relied on ground effect to hover little above the ground. Toronto's team has obviously improved a lot, since their flies higher, not using the ground effect (winning as a consequence the Sikorsky prize, which had been proposed so long ago), and since the pilot doesn't even look exhausted.

Fantastic achievement! biggrin.png

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That's an ornithopter, not a helicopter, and it flew a couple of years ago.

 

Here's the helicopter that won the Sikorsky prize:

 

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The helicopter flight is awesome, the ornithopter is nice but didn't appear to take off under his own power.

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