Cameron Robertson and Todd Reichert got their $30,000. Now it's time to see if they can make history.
Earlier in June we covered the two-man team attempting to build a human-powered helicopter called Atlas and pursue the Sikorsky Prize. It's a DIY aviation objective that's gone unrealized for 30-plus years: Get a human-powered helo off the ground for one minute, and reach an altitude of three meters. Last week Atlas reached its Kickstarter goal, meaning the project will be funded and the guys?who already built a human-powered ornithopter?can get down to business in the shop.
Robertson and Reichert hope to be testing Atlas by July. But they're not the only team chasing the Sikorsky Prize, so the race is on.
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