Human-powered helicopter: a program for design and construction
Bruce, Scott Alan
Wood, E. Roberts
Howard, Richard M.
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The various aspects of helicopter design and human-powered aircraft design were studies to present a program to build a human-powered helicopter (HPH) at the Naval Postgraduate School. The HPH will be designed to meet the requirements for the AHS-Sikorsky Award. The helicopter design is refined, and the feasibility of construction is assessed. In addition to pursuing a significant historical achievement, the program seeks to enhance the helicopter and composite programs of the Aeronautical Engineering curriculum at the NPS. This benefits NPS in terms of research topics and a research aircraft are presented. Potential future uses for ultra-low-powered aircraft technology are also outlined.
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