Human Powered Helicopter

Fixie are cool right? It’s their minimalist aesthetic, their purposefulness, their sleek beauty, their ability to reflect their owner with a few subtle (or outrageous) tweaks. But they can’t fly. And there’s not doubt they’d be much more coolerer if they could.

To make a flying bike you need a structure of great complexity, a team of eggheads, and a large ball of twine. The result is beautiful and captivating but I don’t think it’s yet time to start searching online with a cheap Chinese knockout for commuting to the shops for milk.

Human-Powered Helicopters: Straight Up Difficult from NPR on Vimeo.

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