Human-Powered Helicopters!

The Arlington Composite Squadron had an excellent guest briefer at our last meeting.  Mr. William Staruk of the University of Maryland gave the squadron an overview of the Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter project.  He covered the engineering challenges that the Gamera team has been facing, and showed us several videos of some of the team’s successes and failures.  It was a great lesson in engineering, aerodynamics, structures, and most importantly, teamwork.  More information on the Gamera project (including some of those videos) is available at

Gamera Presentation

Mr. William Staruk of the University of Maryland introduces the Arlington Composite Squadron to the Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter project.

We are grateful to Mr. Staruk for his visit and we wish the Gamera team great success for the future!