Source. The work here will allow more efficiencies for electric powered flight as well. The prize went unclaimed for 33 years.

The AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980 for the first successful controlled flight of a human powered helicopter that could reach a height of three metres while hovering for at least one minute in a 10-square-meter area.

Congrats to team AeroVelo — a small team of University of Toronto alumni, students and volunteers.[ooyala code=”RxMXA3ZDpLh5dsZbWhf-vFqR1BZpUJT1″ player_id=”undefined”][ooyala code=”RxMXA3ZDpLh5dsZbWhf-vFqR1BZpUJT1″ player_id=”undefined”]

Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast.

About the Author