Originally Posted by Buccleuch
Typical human output is actually less than half a horsepower. Elite athletes can output ~400 W and higher for extended periods, but most, let's say, average athletes can only do 300-325 W.
I think the highest my middle school students hit was .4 horsepower, as measured by my bike-dyno. And that was giving it everything they had, measuring just the peak. No way could they hold that for any amount of time.
Very cool copter. Wonder if the lack of control is due to the added weight?