Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Physics student in Nigeria makes a home-made chopper

Mubarak Abdullahi, a physics student in Nigeria has created a home-made helicopter out of parts that are commonly found lying around in used parts shops. It's powered by a Honda Civic engine and uses the frame of an old Toyota. The body is fashioned with parts from a Boeing 747 from a nearby crash site. The four seater helicopter measuring 29 ft. in, 22 ft. tall, and 16 ft. wide. Abdullahi is currently trying to convince the Nigerian government to sponsor him to continue his home-made project. Sadly, no response has been received so far by Mubarak. All this helicopter talk makes me want to try to build one of these in my garage. Maybe it could be my summer project this year.

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