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(Washington Post)   I saw a Flying Turtle. Gamera II the human powered helicopter is up, up and away   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 19
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2012-06-25 11:36:26 AM
FIRST... and AWESOME..

My buddy is actually one of the PHD students that designed the original Gamera, and did a lot of the work on the carbon fiber frame for this one.

GO TERPS!
 
2012-06-25 11:40:12 AM
Turltles, all the way... up.
 
2012-06-25 11:40:29 AM
That could really damage the parquet floor.
 
2012-06-25 11:45:59 AM
Gamera is really neat.
 
2012-06-25 11:56:24 AM
At first I thought this would be another taxidermy project. Leaving disappointed.
 
2012-06-25 12:24:20 PM

VitruvianMonkey: Gamera is really neat.


He is made of turtle meat.
 
2012-06-25 12:31:16 PM

liverpoolumd: FIRST... and AWESOME..

My buddy is actually one of the PHD students that designed the original Gamera, and did a lot of the work on the carbon fiber frame for this one.

GO TERPS!


Really? He designed this?

www.internationalhero.co.uk
 
2012-06-25 12:54:06 PM

mercator_psi: VitruvianMonkey: Gamera is really neat.

He is made of turtle meat.


We all love you, Gamera!

In Japanese!
 
2012-06-25 12:58:14 PM
Must be one of those flying saucers I've heard them talk...about...so much...late...ly
 
2012-06-25 01:06:01 PM
all i could think was 'holy crap i could mow my lawn in seconds.

IN SECONDS.
 
2012-06-25 01:43:32 PM
If you have not yet clicked, don't hold your breath waiting for the "away" part.
 
2012-06-25 01:46:32 PM
What a totally useless set of pictures.

WTF? 9 photos of people standing around the thing in various positions and one of the pilot "warming up", but not a single shot of the actual subject, which is this POS getting off the ground.
 
2012-06-25 02:13:45 PM
Now all they need is the body of a old VW Beetle.

The Great and Powerful Tutle
 
2012-06-25 03:36:49 PM
images.wikia.com

Is unimpressed.
 
2012-06-25 03:58:07 PM
Others have tried the human powered helicopter thing before this and nobody can fly higher than the ground effect.
 
2012-06-25 04:07:09 PM
That doesn't look very friendly for children. It looks like it'll just whack 'em in the head.
 
2012-06-25 05:56:28 PM
Yeah, until it hovers above ground effect territory its not really a helicopter by any significant measure.
 
2012-06-26 11:47:05 AM

triikan: Yeah, until it hovers above ground effect territory its not really a helicopter by any significant measure.


and honestly you probably wont be able to... Still more than half way to the Sikorsky prize
 
2012-06-27 12:48:50 AM
I saw a turtle

Can't believe this hasn't been linked yet. When did you all join, last Thursday?
 
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