New membership for the budding entrepreneur.07 June 2018
Coming soon is a brand new Revo Membership category aimed at all you brave one-man bands, disruptors and entrepreneurs...
Revo Micro Business Membership
Aimed at the micro businesses, start-ups and one-man bands which form a growing number of businesses who operate in or are entering the retail property and placemaking community. In this way we will truly reflect, increase and broaden the diversity of our membership base establishing engagement with new players and trend setters.
Sounds like you? Drop David, our Head of Customer & Creative a line and he’ll fill you in on the detail.
For interest, the photo above is the Gossamer Albatross.
Who needs jet fuel when you have a pair of powerful legs? That's the maxim demonstrated by a long line of engineers and athletic pilots who have pushed the limits of human-powered transportation by land, air, and sea.
The Gossamer Albatross became the first human-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel in 1979. Like our budding micro businesses, a disrupter like no other.
Sponsored by DuPont, inventor Paul MacCready built the lightweight craft from carbon fiber tubing, balsa wood, clear Mylar, and Kevlar, with the addition of some wire and foam. He engineered a series of human- and solar-powered aircraft between 1959 and 1980, and in 1971 he founded AeroVironment - a company today known for its unmanned aircraft systems and charging equipment for electric cars.
The 22.5-mile (36.2 kilometer) Albatross flight lasted just under three hours - about an hour longer than anticipated. And Bryan Allen, the long-distance cyclist who powered the 70-pound Albatross through that grueling journey over water despite leg cramps and dehydration, later told AeroVironment, "There were so many unknowns on that flight that I could not be certain we'd make it, but I was certain I'd use every resource in trying."
Photograph from Corbis article featured in national geographic.