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Old Feb 24, 2013, 10:01 AM
Now fortified with carbon
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Interesting foam and carbon use, Have a peek

Human-Powered Helicopter: Straight Up Difficult (5 min 37 sec)
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 10:15 AM
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Wow! That's awesome!
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 10:20 AM
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That is SO cool!

I would love to see it close up. I wonder if it was wrapped tubing or pultruded?
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 10:39 AM
Just fly it!
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Amazingly awesome!
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:38 AM
Now fortified with carbon
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Do you guys suppose the foam against the triangular webbing is for buckling loads. It appears to be carbon 12k tow against the foam
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:44 AM
Deniable plausibility
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Engineering AND sport - how does a project get any better? Wish them all the best for further success.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:01 PM
the anthropocebo effect
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Do you guys suppose the foam against the triangular webbing is for buckling loads. It appears to be carbon 12k tow against the foam
Is also carbon on the other side of the foam? That is the only way the foam would make any difference to the structure.

Given their need for absolutely the lowest weight structure, that is the only reason I can see for them leaving the foam there.

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Very cool. These guys know a thing or two about materials science, and how to have fun.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 03:20 PM
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That's awesome! Two years ago my college had Human Powered Helicopter as one of the senior design project choices. Sadly, nobody chose it and they haven't offered it since
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 03:33 PM
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In Tow We Trust.

Beautiful, delicate Da Vinci like flying machine.


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Old Feb 24, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Follow this link to the Canadian entry

http://www.aerovelo.com/news/blog/
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