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Date: 05/10/11 05:31 PM

75 Responses to Gamera Human Powered Helicopter Setup for May11th

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    Link: Gamera Human Powered Helicopter Setup for May11th - Team Gamera attempts first flight of this amazing vehicle on May 11th. Will Gamera Fly? Link in credits for live stream.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    How will they get it out of the gym?
  3. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    ?

    This`d be a good post AFTER it flys
  4. Profile photo of test-user564
    test-user564 Male 18-29
    490 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    Gamera. will. fly. then Gamera. will. crash.
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    MOTBO Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    I so hope that it works. I just hope that it does not work to well, there is a ceiling in there.
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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    They are trying to be the first to accomplish this and win the Sikorsky Challenge for the $250,000 prize. Check this out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT4y4xb2UYI&feature=youtu.be
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    I just cant see a smooth landing on that thing
  8. Profile photo of Tubby12370
    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    Will Gamera fly, that is a great question.
  9. Profile photo of Ujelly
    Ujelly Male 30-39
    81 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    If it flys, can some1 record, as i will not be able to watch it "live"
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    Heureux Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    if she`s working that hard to turn one, will she be able to spin two of them enough to generate lift?
  11. Profile photo of lucid676
    lucid676 Male 18-29
    64 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    Anyone else disappointed that it wasn`t a giant space turtle?
  12. Profile photo of last1in
    last1in Male 18-29
    260 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    @heureux
    ...four blades...
  13. Profile photo of RETARDEDBEAR
    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
    437 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    Cool, four human powered fans. Don`t bother turning the A/C on tomorrow!
  14. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    That`s a silly name for a human-powered helicopter.

    They`d probably get more power to weight if they used a guy.

    Why not just show us a video of it working? It`s supposed to be tomorrow. Can`t you wait that long, or is this event so important that it deserves a pre-post?

    I don`t see what the big deal is, we`ve had human-powered planes for a while, and people have flown them hundreds of miles, all looks like it will do is hover.

    Nevertheless it looks like a cool bit of engineering.
  15. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    May 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm
    That is ridiculously huge... And the rotors don`t seem like they are spinning nearly fast enough for any sort of altitude.
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    Mornaf Male 18-29
    820 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm
    that doesn`t seem very efficient.
  17. Profile photo of RETARDEDBEAR
    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    "I don`t see what the big deal is, we`ve had human-powered planes for a while, and people have flown them hundreds of miles"

    Human powered planes are glorified gliders. A human powered helicopter doesn`t rely on forward velocity to create a pressure difference. All of the lift comes from the rotors, which are solely powered by the operator.
  18. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    And the rotors don`t seem like they are spinning nearly fast enough for any sort of altitude.
    I don`t think they`d want any real altitude with a person in there powering it.
    All of the lift comes from the rotors, which are solely powered by the operator.
    Yes, but does a helicopter require more power to weight than a plane to lift off?

    Actually never mind. You are probably right.
  19. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    Da Vinci that you?
  20. Profile photo of Garu
    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    Wow, that`s really cool guys... PFFFFFFF! At least put a Hayabusa motorcycle engine on it. >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8oK...
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    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 10, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    F**K IT, www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8oKllGwGuk
  22. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    May 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm
    9 A.M. Wednesday morning.Presentation is scheduled to run for two hours.There is much better info,along with a link for viewing on the EAA.org website.Go to the site and enter gamera in the search box.Should be cool.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    Will it fly IAB will be watching line, does it achieve anything, nooo.. is it extremely dangerous, well yes
  24. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    May 10, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    Quite amazing.

    I can think of a few design improvements though, need to minimize the drivetrain, reduce it to the smallest number of moving parts,remove all extraneous structure. Reduce everything to the barest essentials.


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    DeepFryer7 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm
    GO UMD!!!!!
  26. Profile photo of DeepFryer7
    DeepFryer7 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    Also are you guys really trying to offer improvements? i`m gonna go ahead and say they know what they`re doing...
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2011 at 12:54 am
    THAT WONT WORK
  28. Profile photo of Neoptolemos
    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
    625 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 1:29 am
    Da Vinci already did it!
  29. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 2:00 am
    Flies today!!!

    It`s going to be like the Red Bull Flugtag...
  30. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 2:35 am
    Looking way cool, I`ll be on the lookout for updates. Why "Gamera" though? Wouldn`t it be better to name it after something less... rocklike?
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2011 at 2:39 am
    ryan99: Rate of spin isn`t that important, it`s the amount of air displaced that matters. They have four huge rotors, each adding up thrust.
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    Tommy2X6 Male 50-59
    30 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 4:30 am
    May they could power it using "The Force" ?
  33. Profile photo of RETARDEDBEAR
    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 5:20 am
    "Rate of spin isn`t that important, it`s the amount of air displaced that matters."

    Please see Bernoulli`s Principle to fully understand why rate of spin is, in fact, quite important.

    Lift is not created by displacing air, and helicopters do not fly just by "pushing" air into the ground. Lift is created by forcing air to flow over a curve, thereby increasing velocity and decreasing pressure. This creates a high pressure zone under the curve, which then wants to move towards the low pressure zone, creating lift.
  34. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 5:28 am
    your live link doesn`t work
    LIVE STREAM 5/11/2011 AT 9AM
  35. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2011 at 5:39 am
    Reasons why you should NEVER name an aircraft after a flying "space turtle".

    It`ll fly... but how well will it land?
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    Yoeri Male 18-29
    376 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 6:19 am
    Anyone else on here, watching the live stream now?
  37. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2011 at 6:24 am

    @Yoeri - I was but too much talking... got bored.

    Live Stream
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    lundyjack Female 18-29
    102 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 6:53 am
    have they already tested it? I can`t tell if they have already tested it or not. If they have, did it work?
  39. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 6:56 am
    @ Gerry: They really are dragging this out...
  40. Profile photo of DeanoBoz
    DeanoBoz Male 40-49
    195 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 7:12 am
    For those of you wondering what`s going on with the test flight: Lots of standing, pointing and apparently duct taping in preparation for the flight.
  41. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 7:17 am
    It won`t work. Sikorsky has had this contest open for the last 30 years, and no one has successfully claimed it.
  42. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 7:18 am

    damn nerds are STILL talking....

    talk
    talk
    talk
    talk
    stand around and not talk
    talk
    talk
    talk

    must be in-touch with their femanine side
  43. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6254 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 7:25 am
    I`m watching. Hoping they succeed.
  44. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 7:27 am
    @ Gerry: Apparently they`re going to do a "14 RPM test of all four rotors" next... Just get on with it for Christ`s Sake!!! Like they haven`t done all this "testing" already?

    BTW, congrats on your 8000th post!
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 7:32 am
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2011 at 7:33 am

    The Maryland Tarapins... Really....?

    their mascot is an animal famous for being slow.

    okaaaaaay
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2011 at 7:34 am

    anone in the chat room? I am
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    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 7:56 am
    ITS. HAPPENING. RIGHT. NOW.!
  • Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 8:01 am
    damn it did I miss it?
  • Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 8:06 am
    damn it will this ever happen? :(
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    DeanoBoz Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2011 at 8:07 am
    Chat room? I can has link?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2011 at 8:10 am
    Chat room link is the CHAT up at the top on the menu bar.... you know... latest, favorites, random...etc
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 8:14 am
    wut, chat link?
    were?
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 8:15 am
    NOOOOOOO Damn I mist it! FUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2011 at 8:20 am

    @ SvampeBob - you didn`t miss anything.. they still haven`t flown more than 1/2 inch yet
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 8:40 am

    they just doged a bullet!
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2011 at 8:43 am
    Wonders why we`re all actually watching this boring crap...... Oh wait ... I remember... I`m at work and it beats actually doing any work. :P
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 8:47 am
    I watch this because...I`m bored
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2011 at 8:52 am
    I dont think its going to work.
  • Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 8:53 am
    still havent found the..........



    The chat is on THIS site...



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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2011 at 9:14 am

    GAMORA FAIL



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    m3xlc4n Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2011 at 9:16 am
    Cancelled until 3pm, which means at about 6pm they will spin the rotors for a few seconds.
  • Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 9:22 am
    Ahhh I didn`t understad why i could see the video anymore :P
  • Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2011 at 9:28 am

    the real reason they delayed...
    ran out of RedBull and HotPockets
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 9:39 am
    the started again....
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 9:45 am
    uuhm dude....
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    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 9:50 am
    Gerry, you made the basementdwelling-chatmonkeys very unimpressed.
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    DeanoBoz Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2011 at 11:12 am
    Gerry, any idea if the "new stream" will have the same url?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2011 at 11:13 am

    "the started again...."

    I don`t think so... that`s a 3 hour long recording of the fail
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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    May 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    Is it died?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    the nerds couldn`t fix the bike chain
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    Is anybody surprised?
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    Gamera, Human Powered Fail

    *sigh*
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    May 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    5/12/11 @ 5:30 P.M. Eastern time.It is unofficial,but Gamera achieved a few inches and several seconds of flight!
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