Call Lance Armstrong: A Pedal-Powered Helicopter

June 25, 2012


Hey, guy in the front -- I like your shoes.

This is a video of an entirely too large pedal-powered helicopter taking off at the University of Maryland (go turtles!). The pedalcopter recently set a record for the longest human-powered helicopter flight with a whopping 50-seconds in the air at an altitude of two-feet. No word what happens if your legs cramp, but my guess is fall and not get hurt. Now, as cool as a human-powered helicopter is, personally I'd be cool with a smaller, battery-powered one. Still -- an impressive feat. What do you think, Leonardo DaVinci? "Boner boner boner." Ha, the Wright brothers said the same thing.

Hit the jump for two videos.

Thanks to Ben I., who built a pedal-powered tank but cramped up driving it down a hill and took out like 30 parked cars.

  • its funny cuz lance armstrong got banned for life from sports last week for doping

  • Brian Boitano

    I supposed designing it to hold more people wouldn't offset the increase in weight with enough power. They had to find the slimmest guy possible to operate this.

  • $18922249

    I've got a flying machine!

  • taran420

    It doesn't seem to run very smooth. It looks very cumbersome.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    Dude. Shift gears already and fly that puppy around the room

  • Justice Law

    I suppose he would have to use his penis to shift the gears. Sorry ladies.

  • Nathan Klassen

    Shifting to a faster gear would take all the power out of the machine, and he wouldn't even be able to turn the pedals.

  • VillainTricks

    You haven't used a bike then.

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