Helicopters, though, pose different challenges. The longest flight in a human-powered helicopter (HPH) to date is just 19 seconds. Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson hope to change that. Their goal is to take home the Sikorsky Prize, a $250,000 cash prize given to anyone who can build an HPH capable of reaching 10 feet in height for at least one full minute. Click the link below to learn more about the duo and see a video about the Atlas.
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