Quick Fire Science

Quick Fire Science episode

Wed, 17th Jul 2013

Man-powered Helicopter

Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter (c) Matthew Field

This week, a team at Toronto university won the “Igor I. Sikorsky Competition” by building a man-powered helicopter and flying their machine “Atlas” within a 10mx10m box, at a height of 3m for over a minute.

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This is truly a great engineering feet, but surely there is a limit to how high a helicopter can go due to the atmosphere getting thinner the higher it goes? (Just interested) Big fan! Jamie, Sun, 21st Jul 2013

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