Human power Helicopter video, so freaking awesome

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/emK-qIbuJ-k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  2. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    It only takes 205 RPM to get it in the air.
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  3. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Yeah, looks like the whole thing lifts up on the first revolution of the rotors..:ricky
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  4. gorgopodaros

    gorgopodaros Been here awhile

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    what's the point?

    uncontrolable

    how you navigate it? just goes up and down?
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  5. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I am sure they told the Wright brothers the same thing.
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  6. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    You're joking right?

    The point is to see if it can be done, that's it.

    For an Adventure Rider you lack a sense of adventure :lol3
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  7. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    200 pounds lifted 8.7feet high by a one horsepower engine, if that is not a accomplishment I don't know what is..
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  8. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch I'm just a bean, trying to get some sleep...

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    Typical human output is actually less than half a horsepower. Elite athletes can output ~400 W and higher for extended periods, but most, let's say, average athletes can only do 300-325 W.

    W.A.
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  9. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    please tell us you are kidding....
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  10. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    They need to gear it a little different, and put cunnards on the rotor tips.
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  11. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Yeah hell, if you can't mount rockets and a helmet aimed chain
    gun why bother? :lol3
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  12. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    What they really need for it is a motor off of a 1972 Yamaha Mini Enduro...then they could fly it to the Moon.
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  13. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    So cool! :clap
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  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Right up until "Mr. Never gets tired" biffed it into the wall in the Gym and broke the fucking thing.
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  15. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    ehh.... shit happens in such pursuits. It will the victory even sweeter!:clap
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  16. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Well they just need a bigger hangar.

    I think he never gets tired because they run out of rope for the rotors so he does not have a chance to reach that point..
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  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    yeah take it outside.... let the wind get under it....

    :eek1
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  18. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    :clap
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  19. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch Super Moderator

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    Really? I haven't seen it.

    Maybe it is. :dunno

    It is still way cool. Thanks Ricardo. :clap
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  20. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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