Friday, October 15, 2010

Man in Kenya Builds Airplane from Scrap

(Video Link)
Gabriel Nderitu, an IT professional in Kenya, is almost finished making his homemade airplane. He researched the design online and built it out of spare parts:

In the end, Nderitu mounted a Toyota engine to his modular airframe. The strutted wing and ailerons are skinned with aluminum sheet. The engine itself turns up to 4,000 rpm, driving a 74-inch wooden propeller through a simple reduction belt drive.

Nderitu plans to make his first flight soon.

Link, Via: Geekosystem, Via: Neatorama

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