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17 Second Controlled Flight of Atlas

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Published on Nov 26, 2012

On September 3rd, Atlas demonstrated the first controlled, non-tethered, flight of a human-powered helicopter. The flight lasted a total of 17 seconds, during which the drift of the helicopter was controlled by the pilot through the actuation of control surfaces on the tips of the rotors. Atlas became the forth human-powered helicopter in history to achieve free-flight, and the first to do so with active controls.
Atlas was designed and built by AeroVelo in collaboration with the University of Toronto Human-Powered Vehicle Design team, with the goal of capturing the American Helicopter Society Sikorsky Prize. To capture the prize the team must sustain flight for 1 minute, momentarily reach an altitude of 3 metres and demonstrate controlled flight by staying within a 10 x 10 metre box.

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