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Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Record Smashed
2012-06-25 11:24:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com One engineer from the University of Maryland has set a new record for human-powered helicopter flight. Colin Gore, a PhD student in materials science at the University of Maryland, built the motor-less helicopter using carbon fiber. The helicopter weighs only 71 pounds, and it stretches its four arms out at about the size of a basketball court. When combining Gore's weight, the human-powered machine weighs a total of 210 pounds. The helicopter is...

2012-06-19 23:03:26

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, has released April 2012 and the YTD 2012 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop and helicopter markets. Utica, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, has released April 2012 and the YTD 2012 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop and helicopter markets. The Fleet For Sale percentages for all market sectors were down in the April...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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