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Our Goal

The Purdue University Human Powered Helicopter (PUHPH) project was organized to solve one of the engineering's most interesting problems : the creation of a human powered helicopter capable of meeting the requirements of the Sikorsky Prize. These requirements include:

  • Powered 100% by human power, with no power storage devices.
  • Altitude: 3 m
  • Duration: 1 min.
  • Control: Ref. point within a 10 m square.

To Do:

  • Test Mechanism:
    • Design
    • Build lab
    • Funding
  • Learn basics of rotorcraft aerodynamics
  • Compile team reference library (On-going)
  • Continue power trials
  • Brainstorm:
    • Gearbox
    • Structure