This is a human-powered helicopter taking flight

by 7 years ago

Prepare your mind for blowing (um, not like that): In this clip, you’re going to witness a man-powered helicopter “taking flight” for 40 seconds. “Flight” being defined as “six inches off the ground,” but still.

The helicopter, called the Gamera II, is from the University of Maryland’s Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center. So let’s give them credit for this really impressive achievement. I mean, yes, the Wright Brothers gave rise to a better human-based flying device in the early 1900s, but did they do it in a college gym to moderate success? No chance! GO TERPSSSSS

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