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  • AeroVelo Wins the 33-Year Old AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition

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    For the first time in a third of century, a team has claimed the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition prize. AHS International and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today awarded the $250,000 prize to AeroVelo, Inc.

    The Toronto, Canada-based company won the prize with a June 13, 2013 flight in which its pilot pedaled the four-rotor Atlas helicopter to an altitude of more than 3 meters (9.8 feet) and kept it aloft for more than 60 seconds while remaining within 10 meters (32.8 feet) of the takeoff point. The altitude, duration and controllability were key requirements of the AHS Sikorsky Prize, which AHS established in 1980. Sikorsky Aircraft provided the prize money.

    "It took AeroVelo's fresh ideas, daring engineering approach and relentless pursuit of innovation -- coupled with more than three decades of advances in structures, composites, computer-aided design and aeromechanical theory -- to succeed in achieving what many in vertical flight considered impossible," AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg said during the award ceremony at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ontario, where the winning flight took place. Show less
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    • arvindSinhaWelcome - Duration: 4 minutes, 47 seconds.

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    • 2012 Student Design - 2nd Place Undergaduate Winnner: The Penn State Altair - Duration: 4 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 207 views
      The AHS Student Design Competition 2nd Place 2012 undergraduate winner was the Pennsylvania State University's Altair coaxial compound helicopter.
    • Complete Prize-Winning Flight of AeroVelo's Atlas - Duration: 82 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
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      Complete flight of AeroVelo's Atlas, from takeoff to landing, in its successful bid for the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition.
    • AeroVelo Wins the 33-Year Old AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition - Duration: 99 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 63,332 views
      For the first time in a third of century, a team has claimed the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition prize. AHS International and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today awarded the $25...
    • Gamera II XR testing, 27 Feb 13 -- 50 second flight! - Duration: 62 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 5,236 views
      Testing of the University of Maryland's Gamera II XR human powered helicopter at the Baltimore Convention Center on February 27, 2013, in pursuit of the AHS Sikorsky Prize. The Gamera was off the g...
    • AeroVelo Atlas testing 25 Jan 2013 - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,185 views
      Last flight of the day. This was going to be an endurance test but the controls were not having the correct effect. Todd commented that it was like controls inversion. (Sorry about the blockage at ...
    • AeroVelo Atlas testing 25 Jan 2013 - Duration: 73 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 12,632 views
      Flight test with Todd Reichert at the controls. See our website and Facebook page for more information.

      AeroVelo has made major progress in its pursuit of the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered H...
    • Gamera II XR testing 8 Nov 2012 - Duration: 74 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,022 views
      Testing by the University of Maryland team of their Gamera II XR human powered helicopter (HPH) as one of the contenders in the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky HPH competition.
    • Gamera II XR testing 8 Nov 2012 - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
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      Testing by the University of Maryland team of their Gamera II XR human powered helicopter (HPH) as one of the contenders in the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky HPH competition.
    • AeroVelo Atlas rotor spin up - Duration: 44 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 4,980 views
      The AeroVelo team continued testing of its Atlas aircraft, as part of the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition. This video is from August 31, 2012.
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    • AeroVelo Atlas First Flight - Duration: 23 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
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      AeroVelo becomes the third currently flying competitor in the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter, with their first flight on Tuesday August 28, 2012. Learn more at www.vtol.org/hph.

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    • UMD Gamera Test: 65 sec endurance - Duration: 114 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
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      The University of Maryland sets another unofficial world endurance record of a human powered helicopter (HPH) of approximately 65 seconds. The actual maximum duration will be verified by the Nation...
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