Re: Let the Hype Begin!

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Thu Jan 11 2001 - 21:37:41 MST

> Michael Lorrey wrote:
> >I'm wondering if its possible to make a human powered helicopter....
> Chuck Kuecker [saw] an attempt at this about ten years ago. It was a coaxial
> design, IIRC, and was able to lift and hover for a second or three before
> the highly trained athlete midget pilot ran out of gas...

Why a midget? Those guys are not better than normal in
leg power production per unit weight. What you want is
a tall skinny dude for that kinda race, such as moi. Ive
always wanted to try out for such a thing at 6 ft and 125 lbs.

The best efforts at human powered hover to date can
stay off the floor for a short time but always in ground
effect. spike

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