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On June 4th, 215 AeroVelo was awarded the Belt of Orion Award for Excellence from Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame.
At last year’s World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain we proved that our bike Eta is as efficient as we predicted. We finished third overall and reached speeds of 126.3 km/hr, making Todd the 7th fastest human being in the world. We could have done even better had a series of mechanical issues, including broken spokes, blown tires, and a tight squeeze inside the bike-shell, prevented Eta from reaching full potential.
It was a great thrill for us to have Atlas - half of it at least - find a permanent home at the Ontario Science Centre. The Atlas helicopter is far to big for any museum in North America to house it all, so we're still looking for a home for the other half. Read more about the story behind this one of a kind exhibit.
We return this week from the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, exhausted, but excited. A series of mechanical issues throughout the week, such as broken spokes, blown tires, and rubbing knees, held us back from showing the true potential of the Eta, but I wouldn’t go anywhere near calling it a failure.