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Doug Engelbart
Thomas Fogarty
Ashok Gadgil
Stephanie Kwolek
Paul MacCready
Paul MacCready Biography Paul MacCready's second human-powered airplane, the Gossamer Albatross, flew across the English Channel in June 1979, pedaled and piloted by Bryan Allen. Patents MacCready with the Sunraycer, a solar-powered car designed by him and General Motors. It won the first World Solar Challenge Race in 1987. In 1986, MacCready built and flew a lifelike model of a pterodactyl, complete with beak, 18-foot wingspan, and a light coat of fur. Videos The Helios, a solar-powered flying wing, has a wingspan of 247 feet. It can reach extremely high altitudes and stay aloft for months at a time.
NASA's Helios is a 200-foot-wide flying wing; in the summer of 2001, it reached a new record altitude of 96,500 feet.

NASA's Helios is a 200-foot-wide flying wing; in the summer of 2001, it reached a new record altitude of 96,500 feet.
Paul MacCready's eight patented inventions range from aerodynamic panels for vans and a squeezable exercise device to the lightweight human-powered airplane.

Select a patent to view patent drawings and information.

Lightweight Aircraft
Patent 4206892, Issued June 10, 1980

High Performance Bicycle Propulsion
Patent 5758735, Issued June 2, 1998

Aerial transport method and apparatus
Patent 6086015, Issued July 11, 2000











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