The University of Maryland continued testing of its Gamera II human powered helicopter (HPH). On Tuesday, August 28, the students set another unofficial world endurance record of approximately 65 seconds and an altitude record of approximately 8 ft. The actual maximum endurance and altitude will be verified by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) once this series of testing is complete.
Videos of the endurance and altitude tests are available on the AHS YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/HeloSociety
UMD is competing with the Gamera HPH as part of the AHS Igor I. Sikorsky HPH Competition. For more information, go to www.vtol.org/hph.