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      Archive: 9/24/2007
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        9/24/2007, Tishrei 12, 5768

      Technion Students Flying High, Win Chopper Contest


      Seven Technion students have won first place in an American contest for helicopter design. The aeronautical engineers won the competition sponsored by an American helicopter organization and the Sikorksy helicopter manufacturing firm.
       
      They designed the helicopter in coordination with students at the University of Pennsylvania and designed a two-man helicopter for taking off from a submarine 50 feet under water. The take-off is facilitated by using submarine openings designed for firing ammunition.