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The gang over at the University of Maryland has just finished scripting Lance Armstrong’s new career as a pilot, and setting a new world record for human powered flight.

What you see above is the Gamera 2, a human powered quadrocopter with one person in the middle pedaling like a mad man.  The beast stays afloat for 50 seconds setting the world record.

It is actually a really exciting feat to watch.  The video below gives you a great perspective as to how massive this device actually is.  The fact that it can leave the ground at all is nothing short of incredible.  What the video for the Full download.