We're at 30%, Many Thanks and a Progress Update!
Hey again Everyone!
Thanks as always for your support! With your help we've reached 30%, a critical milestone! You've proven that there is solid support and a real interest in seeing this happen!
We've been busy up in Tottenham, in our workspace at the Great Lakes Gliding Club. Working with an excellent team of university students and other volunteers, rotor-production has begun with the cutting of each of the styrofoam rib shapes.
The many rib blanks on the worktable and prepared for assembly.
We have also finished joining and preparing the rotor structure tooling, and Friday we manufactured the first test spar for proving out our calculations and construction method. If all goes well with the coming test, we'll move into production-mode and have the rotors finished in 2-3 weeks!
The test spar still on the production tooling and ready for testing.
The past few weeks have also been spent working on design sub-tasks, such as the drivetrain, controls system, and rotor support structure. Excellent progress has been made on each of these fronts, with simple and elegant solutions in development.
So thanks again everyone for your help and support! We know you've done so much already, but now it's as important as ever to keep spreading the word about our efforts and ensure we can raise the remaining 70%! In return, we promise to repay your kindness and generosity with hard work and dedication. Onwards and upwards!
pledged of $30,000 goal
seconds to go
May 17, 2012 - Jun 16, 2012 (30 days)
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Our deepest thanks! We’re passionate about building a lightweight, human-powered helicopter and every donation brings us closer to that goal.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You will receive a series of stunning high-resolution pictures and wallpaper backgrounds of the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You will receive the project patch, an embroidered badge with the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter project logo.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You will receive the project T-shirt with the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter project logo.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You will receive signed engineering drawings of the Atlas, a stunning piece of artwork that includes technical data and design details. Almost enough detail to build your own helicopter (don’t try this at home!)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You will receive a small (20 inch) section of a rib built for the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter: a beautifully handcrafted component that gives a sense for the aerodynamic and structural efficiency of the design. The rib will be framed and mounted with a small display plaque.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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In additional to a larger (40 inch) framed rib section, your signature will be permanently displayed on the Altas itself! If successful, your name will be part of an exciting aviation first and likely be on display in a national aviation museum for all to see.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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In addition to a large (40 inch) framed rib section and your signature on the aircraft, you will receive an engraved plaque commemorating your participation in this historical achievement. If you are a part of a business of corporation your logo will also appear on our team website.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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In addition to the $1,000 level reward we will prominently display your name or business logo on the helicopter itself, as well as the team website, our media packages and promotional videos!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012