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By Allison Kite
The Kansas City Star 

KU aviation team moves forward in Boeing competition


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — By the end of the year, a team of students from the University of Kansas hope to have a small working model of a personal helicopter-like aircraft.

After that comes the full-size version.

"So when you see a pod racer on the silver screen, that's a Hollywood fantasy," KU professor Ron Barrett-Gonzalez told The Kansas City Star . "But if you made a specification that said, 'Hey, design person, use your engineering skills to do actually what a pod racer would do,' this is what we came up with."

Barrett-Gonzalez and eight students from KU are in the thick of a global com...

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