lundi 25 juin 2012

Call Lance Armstrong: A Pedal-Powered Helicopter

Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome
pedalcopter.jpg Hey, guy in the front -- I like your shoes. This is a video of an entirely too large pedal-powered helicopter taking off at the University of Maryland (go turtles!). The pedalcopter recently set a record for the longest human-powered helicopter flight with a whopping 50-seconds in the air at an altitude of two-feet. No word what happens if your legs cramp, but my guess is fall and not get hurt. Now, as cool as a human-powered helicopter is, personally I'd be cool with a smaller, battery-powered one. Still -- an impressive feat. What do you think, Leonardo DaVinci? "Boner boner boner." Ha, the Wright brothers said the same thing. Hit the jump for two videos.

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