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Sikorsky Prize

The Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Prize: One of the Last Great Aviation Firsts

Dr. Todd Reichert | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science
Dr. Todd Reichert

The problem, of course, is that the human body can produce, at best, about 1 horsepower for a one-minute flight. This is about half the power that it takes to run a good hair dryer! Is it even possible to build a helicopter that can lift so much weight on so little power?