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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.

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Why am I skeptical about this thing?

UPDATE: The Chinese government has grounded him.

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August 4, 2009 - Posted by | Airplanes

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