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Watch out for flying splinters…and lumber

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A Chinese farmer with only a basic school education has made his own helicopter out of wood. Wu Zhongyuan, 20, of Luoyang, in central China’s Henan province, took nearly three months to complete his home-made aircraft.

He says he used his memories of middle school physics lessons to make the machine which he claims can fly up to a height of 800 metres.

“I didn’t have a design,” he said. “The only source for me to get relevant knowledge was surfing the internet via my mobile phone.”

The blades are made from an elm tree, the engine is from a motorcycle and the frame is reinforced with steel pipes, reports Dahe Daily.

More at  Ananova – Farmer’s home-made helicopter

Why am I skeptical about this thing?

UPDATE: The Chinese government has grounded him.

August 4, 2009 Posted by | Airplanes | Comments Off on Watch out for flying splinters…and lumber


These incredible pictures show what is thought to be the world’s largest free-floating soap bubble.

‘Bubbleologist’ Samsam Bubbleman created the giant ball of air using a top-secret mixture he has developed over 20 years.

More at  Mail Online.

More pictures at the link.

August 4, 2009 Posted by | Art for sure, cool stuff | Comments Off on ‘Bubbleologist’