Human Powered Helicopter World Record Flight
Human powered flight is incredibly difficult—we’re pretty dense as compared to birds, and don’t have the wings yet. Human powered helicopter flight is even harder, though a team from the University of Maryland seems to have set a new world record of 50 seconds as shown in the video above. It’s barely hovering, but it is off the ground. And I can’t be the only person to appreciate the namesake behind the Gamera II.
Read more from MSNBC:
A team at the University of Maryland has blown away a long-standing (or long-hovering) record for human-powered flight. A Japanese team stayed aloft for 19 seconds in 1994, and no one has been able to do better until Thursday, when the Maryland team stayed aloft for 50 seconds. They fell just short, however, of the 60 seconds required to qualify for a decades-old $250,000 prize.