The AeroVelo Atlas achieves the Human Powered Helicopter competition reqts.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
The Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter (HPH) Competition was launched in 1980 and required competitors to achieve specific requirements to achieve the AHS prize,
- A one minute hovering time
- A momentary achievement of 3 meters altitude,
- The vehicle to be controlled within a constrained box
- All the above had to be achieved in the same flight
A video of the team and the aircraft is provided via this link. The pilot for the prize winning flight was Todd Reichert.
Source: AeroVelo Team Wins AHS International's 33-Year-Old Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition, AHS Press Release, Alexandria, Virginia, July 11 2013