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A helicopter, powered solely by the pilot, designed to achieve one of the greatest challenges in aviation history: the Sikorsky Prize.
A helicopter, powered solely by the pilot, designed to achieve one of the greatest challenges in aviation history: the Sikorsky Prize.
479 backers pledged $34,424 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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    You will receive a series of stunning high-resolution pictures and wallpaper backgrounds of the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter.

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    You will receive the project patch, an embroidered badge with the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter project logo.

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    You will receive the project T-shirt with the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter project logo.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    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!)

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    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.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    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.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    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.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    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!

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