Gamera Crash Landing

On September 1, 2012, Henry Enerson flew Gamera II to an altitude of 9.4 feet. Enerson is a student at the University of Maryland, and part of a team that is competing for the Sikorsky Prize, which will be awarded to the first human-powered helicopter to hover for 60 seconds, reach an altitude of 9.8 feet, and stay within a 10-meter square box. During the September 1 flight, a carbon-fiber truss buckled in mid-air (it had not been sufficiently repaired after a previous crash). Fortunately, Enerson was uninjured from the hard landing. Team Gamera plans to go for the Sikorsky Prize before the end of this year. Video: TeamGameraHPH (2:01)

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