Category Archives: Aircrafts

New attempt to win the Sikorsky Prize, the Gamera Human Powered Helicopter

 

Unfortunately I’m back from holydays, back to satellites and back to bikes! Even if I love the work I do, I prefer travelling and having a good time with my friends and my girl. Well, I’m human…

But after this short summer I’ve got a lot of things to do and some interesting news.
And talking about humans… Here’s a new human powered helicopter to beat the Sikorsky prize. One of my favourites challenges. The approach to the project it’s far from the idea I have to beat it, but it’s obviously good because it’s a new world record. If you work on the hover that offers the ground effect you won’t take off over 3 meters tall as the prize claims. But anyway I think that these guys have taken a good way just by attempting it. If they continue developing this helicopter they will reach a difficult record to beat.

You can read more here, in the article I’ve found in Gizmag.

Don’t miss the previous article about human powered helicopters and other vehicles.

At this moment we have no time and no money to attempt to win this prize but we’re working in other interesting prize that you’ll know soon!

Now motorbikes and e-bikes are the main focus of our work.

Don’t miss the latest pictures in www.lamoto2.es of our Center Hub Steering Moto2 and please share your ideas.

Here is the official web of the project

Enjoy your coffee!

Electric and Human Powered Aircrafts

This morning I was having breakfast with my coordinator when he gave me the EADS magazine, called FORUM. It was full of interesting news. Well, I don’t like to advertise any company but this paper was really interesting…

 Continuing with electric vehicles, I want to talk about the CRI-CRI (not a beautiful name) The CRI-CRI is the first-ever four-engined all-electric aerobatic plane, and it flights! This minimal plane reaches 110 km\h among other incredible performances.

 Here is the original post.

 Take a look also to this: Electric planes (Wikipedia)

 But if you keep amazed by an electric aircraft maybe you don’t know about Human Powered Vehicles… There are planes that flight just pedalling. Like my loved Daedalus made by the MIT. And there are also attempts to human powered helicopters… and I prize if you can do it, the SIKORSKY PRIZE. Well, I must confess that one of my dreams and one scope of this web is to create a community interested in winning this prize. I’ve got a pair of good ideas… but I need a lot of help!

 There have been some good attempts but no one has beaten it.

 I recommend you read this article from Wikipedia about human powered aircrafts. If you follow the links and investigate a bit surely you’ll be amazed.

 Here are some links and papers:

 PLANES:

HELICOPTERS:

  Human Powered Helicopters Wikipedia

ORNITHOPTERS:

 Popsci.com (paper and video)

 If you get bored this weekend:   a DIY project (I recommend you to subscribe this podcast. (Amazing!!)

 AIRSHIPS:

 http://www.endlessflyers.com/StephaneroussonUK.html (web and video)

 Well, you’ll need a strong coffee to assimilate all this information, but please never stop innovating!