Gallery: Competition Offers $250,000 to Design Pedal-Powered Helicopter

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Who knew that pedal-powered flight would have such a sudden resurgence in popularity? Recently we looked at a Dutch teenager who is making waves with his pedal-powered plane made out of balsa wood and foil, and now we’ve learned that the American Helicopter Society is trying to garner even more interest in pedal power with a $250,000 prize.

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  1. LEO - LowEarthOrbit December 13, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    OH~! This is what teamLEOnardo has been patient for…now we can spin up the re-cycles. Thanks Ariel Schwartz for announcing this advancement in aeronautical faith, Igor & Sikorsky Aircraft for putting this competition in the future & Professor Akira Naito for bringing Yuri I [the inspirational lotus flower] into our lives… live long & prosper beyond the flesh Professor Naito: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caHCbuh_Yyc

  2. paulss September 4, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Great stuff! Creativity is alive and well.

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