28 Dec '15, 1pm

Students create a battery-powered personal helicopter

Students create a battery-powered personal helicopter

Called the Snowstorm, the prototype device took a year to create. The small copter is as part of program studying leisurecraft, and was designed for recreation rather than as a practical means of transportation. Dr. Jeorg Weigi, one of the supervisors of the project, explained the inspiration for the project in a press release : “A common trope in popular science fiction is the projection of humans flying on our own – think the Jetsons, or even Back to the Future. NUS’ Snowstorm shows that a personal flying machine is a very real possibility, primarily as a means to fulfil our dreams of flying within a recreational setting.”

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