Human-powered copter ready to rise

Publication: msnbc.com   Date: May 9, 2011   View Article

On Wednesday, Judy Wexler will pedal furiously, hoping to generate the force needed to lift a human-powered helicopter off the ground and win a $250,000 prize.

The biology student at the University of Maryland is a competitive cyclist with a desirable power-to-weight ratio and endurance, noted Brandon Bush, a graduate student in the university’s school of engineering and project team member.

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