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Gamera II HPH Previous World Record: 50 seconds

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Gamera II is the second human powered helicopter from the University of Maryland's Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center.The NAA has certified this flight by Kyle Gluesenkamp as a new record at 49.9 seconds! This flight surpasses Colin Gore's incredible 40-second flight in Gamera II of a couple days ago (http://youtu.be/S-k-3efasOk), and a new world record for human powered helicopters! It has since been surpassed by Colin Gore in Gamera II XR who flew for an official 65.1 seconds in August 2012. http://www.fai.org/fai-record-file/?recordId=16616 http://www.agrc.umd.edu/gamera/ This flight was almost five times longer than the current official record of 11.4 seconds, set by Judy Wexler in Gamera I last summer (http://youtu.be/n-qFhcL9mg4), and over twice as long as the 19.4 second flight of Akira Naito's Yuri I in 1994 (http://youtu.be/aR2CV1OeUdU) The team is pursuing the American Helicopter Society International's (AHS) Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Prize (http://vtol.org/awards-and-contests/human-powered-helicopter), which requires a 60-second flight and 3m (10 ft) altitude. Video Editing: Will Gross