Challenge of Human-Powered Helicopter Set New Flight Records 挑战人力直升机,打破飞行新纪录

《挑战人力直升机,打破飞行新纪录》

早在1980年,美国直升机协会(American Helicopter Society)便提供了一份25万美元的大奖,任务是设计一架人力直升机飞行器,不但要使人在三公尺以上的空中停留至少 60 秒,还必须保持在10 x 10平方公尺的范围内。这项任务看似简单,却直到33年后的今日,才由两名加拿大多伦多大学(University of Toronto, Canada)学生,花了 18个月的时间进行计划,并完成这项挑战。

《Challenge of Human-Powered Helicopter Set New Flight Records》

Backt to 1980, American Helicopter Society has offered a $25,000 prize. The mission is to create a helicopter aircraft that would be able to reach a height of three metres, fly for 60 seconds by human power alone, and stay in a 10 by 10 square meter area. It looks simple but only been succeeded after 33 years by 2 students from University of Toronto. They spent 18 months planning and completed the challenge.

1. 人力 rénlì / human-powered
2. 直升机 zhíshēngjī / helicopter
3. 飞行器 fēixíngqì / aircraft
4. 平方公尺 píngfāng gōngchǐ / square meter
5. 范围 fànwéi / area

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