AaronLDY Post time 2018-12-14 13:28:50

Man in Wuhan spends 150,000 yuan building homemade aircraft

(China Plus)A man in Wuhan has spent 150,000 yuan (about 22,000 U.S. dollars) building his own homemade aircraft, Chinanews.com reported on Wednesday.


Shu Mansheng adjusts the jet engine on his aircraft in Wuhan on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Since 2009, Shu Mansheng has embraced his passion for aviation by designing and testing more than 20 different aircraft. Despite crashes that left him with broken ribs on a number of occasions, he hasn't been dissuaded from pursuing his dream of building his own flying machine.



AaronLDY Post time 2018-12-14 13:29:15


One of the aircraft made by Shu Mansheng, seen here in Wuhan on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

In his latest attempt, he flew what's been described as a "flying saucer" eight meters above the ground for 80 seconds on the night of December 2, 2018. The sight of Shu taking to the sky in his contraption caused a buzz on social media.




AaronLDY Post time 2018-12-14 13:29:35


Shu Mansheng operating one of his aircraft in Wuhan on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Shu's innovative spirit is worthy of our admiration, said Ding Kai, an employee at a local drone maker in Wuhan. Ding is a friend of Shu, and has provided technical support for his friend's flying saucer project. He said that Shu has achieved his dream of flying thanks to his great learning ability, but added that test flights of homemade aircraft should be conducted in compliance with the law and under safe conditions.

SEARU Post time 2018-12-14 21:01:51

His spirit is certainly admirable but the result is doomed to not as happy as he expected!

Mishao Post time 2018-12-15 04:40:16

Why not?

Saul Post time 2018-12-20 21:47:44

;P
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