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Students set new human-powered helicopter flight record

By The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 22:56 EDT
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Screenshot of U of Maryland student flies Gamera II
 
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Students set new human-powered helicopter flight record (via The Christian Science Monitor)

A team of engineering students from the University of Maryland broke a new flight record in a human-powered aircraft. Pilot Kyle Gluesenkamp lifted his gymnasium-sized helicopter, Gamera II, about a foot off the ground for 50 seconds. Their record is still unofficial until the National Aeronautic Association…

Video uploaded to YouTube suggests the helicopter, piloted by Kyle Gluesenkamp, flew for 50 seconds. Watch it now:

 
 
 
 
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