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HUGE Pedal-Powered Helicopter Claims 33 Year Old Prize

Friday 07.19.2013 , Posted by

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In 1980 the American Helicopter Society (AHS) laid down a challenge: create a human-powered helicopter that can stay at least 10 feet in the air for at least 60 seconds within a 30 x 30 foot space. 33 years later the $250,000 prize has finally been claimed by a team named AeroVelo and their absolutely massive four-rotor helicopter called Atlas. The unbelievable video below is a must watch. [Read more…]

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Extreme Helicopter Filming & First Decent of Bell Ringer

Wednesday 10.19.2011 , Posted by

The steep mountain slopes are beginning their yearly call to all adventurers. This crazy video captures the first decent of Bell Ringer near Haines, Alaska, where the only way to the top is by helicopter and the “landing pad” isn’t even big enough to land: they stick a partial skid into the mountain top while skiers Reggie Crist and Chris Coulter deftly jump onto the minuscule peak. This video gives us a look at the awesome skill needed to access, ski and film these amazing exploits [Read more…]

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