Kickstarter Past 50% Funded! Thanks for your help, nearly there!


Hi everyone!

Thanks for your support so far, each and every one of our backers has been crucial for getting to our current state! Today we blew by 50%, what an awesome day it was!

Things are in full-swing at our workspace at the Great Lakes Gliding Club in Tottenham! We”ve been making carbon fiber tubes for the rotor structure at a rate of nearly one a day, now that the tooling is finished! We”re also manufacturing the rotor ribs at a breakneck pace, they”re each a work of art. By the end of the week, we will be putting rotors together in assembly-line fashion!

Team members polish the aluminum tapered tube used to lay up carbon fiber structural members.

Team members polish the aluminum tapered tube used to lay up carbon fiber structural members.

The team manufactures a carbon fiber tube for the rotor late one evening last week.

The team manufactures a carbon fiber tube for the rotor late one evening last week.

An artistic arrangement of the foam and balsa wood ribs that will give the rotor its shape.

An artistic arrangement of the foam and balsa wood ribs that will give the rotor its shape.

We”ve had a great deal of media exposure this week also! We have two articles in the Huffington Post, one of the the web”s most popular news outlets:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-todd-reichert/the-sikorsky-humanpowered_b_1556416.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cameron-robertson/human-powered-helicopter_b_1571381.html

We”ve also been featured in Popular Mechanics!

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/aviation/diy-flying/could-atlas-the-human-powered-helicopter-capture-the-sikorsky-prize-9340860

With all this exposure, we still need your help! Please continue to spread the word and rally support for our project. We”re nearly there, but clearly we”re a ways to go and need all the help we can get!

Thanks again everyone, looking forward to another update on our Kickstarter status very soon!

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