Human-Powered Helicopter Team Goes for Record

Can Gamera II stay airborne for 60 seconds? Tune in on Friday.

A team of student engineers from the University of Maryland are attempting to keep their pedal-powered helicopter, Gamera II, off the ground for at least 60 seconds  — which would set a new world record.

Watch live streaming of the trials on Friday morning, or follow their progress on Twitter.

Here’s video of a (40-second) flight earlier this week.

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