We have featured a number of human-powered helicopters over the years here on Geeky Gadgets but the newly created AeroVelo human-powered helicopter has just managed to stay flying for an impressive 64.11 seconds a World Record for “Duration on Hover” and winning the coveted $250,000 Sikorsky Prize . Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
During its 64.11 flight the AeroVelo human-powered helicopter was able to ascend to a maximum of 3.3 meters (10.8 feet) and not once flew out of the 10 x 10 meter (33 x 33 feet) area. The AeroVelo human-powered helicopter has been created by University of Toronto who explained:
“We’re very excited for the world to learn about this exciting milestone in aviation history. At AeroVelo we hope to inspire people to take on great challenges and accomplish the impossible. We would like the public to understand that with innovative engineering and creative design we can find sustainable and environmentally conscious solutions to many of the technological challenges facing our generation.”
For more information on the new AeroVelo human-powered helicopter jump over to the AeroVelo official website for details.Filed Under: Design News, Technology News, Top News