23 October 2007

Helicopters- If you can't buy one then make one

Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi, a 24-year-old physics undergraduate in northern Nigeria
, takes old cars and motorbikes to pieces in the back yard at home and builds his own helicopters from the parts.

"It took me eight months to build this one," he said, sweat pouring from his forehead as he filled the radiator of the banana yellow four-seater which he now parks in the grounds of his university.

The chopper, which has flown briefly on six occasions, is made from scrap aluminium that Abdullahi bought with the money he makes from computer and mobile phone repairs, and a donation from his father, who teaches at Kano's Bayero university.
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1 comment:

  1. How fabulous! I must write about this guy! Thanks for discussing this!


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