Maryland Students' Human Helicopter in the Record Books

The students are already working on a new human-powered craft

Friday, Nov 18, 2011  |  Updated 12:34 PM EDT
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Engineering students set a record with human-powered helicopter. Video courtesy of UMD School of Engineering.

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Engineering students set a record with human-powered helicopter. Video courtesy of UMD School of Engineering.

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Move over Wright Brothers, you have some competition.

Students from the University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering are now in the record books for the longest flight of a human-powered helicopter.

The human-powered chopper was airborne for about 12 seconds and took about 50 people to actually build the giant contraption.

The actual flight was back in July, but it took time for authorities from the National Aeronautical Association to confirm it was indeed a world record.

The students are already back in the lab building a new helicopter.

They say the new one will be lighter and more efficient, and will hopefully be unveiled in the spring.

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