Passed 50% Funded! Thanks for your help, nearly there!
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.
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.
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:
We've also been featured in Popular Mechanics!
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 very soon!
pledged of $30,000 goal
seconds to go
May 17, 2012 - Jun 16, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
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
Pledge $5 or more
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
Pledge $100 or more
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
Pledge $250 or more
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
Pledge $500 or more
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
Pledge $1,000 or more
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
Pledge $5,000 or more
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