Brothers build a homemade rotorcraft in China but it fails to fly
There were the Wright Brothers and there are the Zhao Brothers. The latter, Zhao Yezhu (34) and Zhao Yeding (32) have perfected and built at home a rotary wing aircraft, and few days back they brought it out on the road to test. The siblings from Pukou District in the city of Nanjing, China, failed to fly their rotocraft dubbed “Brother No.1” in its first test flight, but they are confident that they will come back and fly the aircraft the next time.
The Zhao brothers began working on their project of building the self-rotorcraft in November last year. The duo collected all they needed to build their flying dream over time, though we are not sure what all has gone into the built, but we learn the rotorcraft is crafted with components including carbon fiber propellers and wooden propellers in the rear.
Zhao brothers weren’t adequately prepared to fly the aircraft and Zhao Yeding was a little hesitant flying it. Besides lack of experience the site’s condition (where they were flying) and its limitations were the main causes for the flight to not succeed. Also while on road the rotorcraft lost balance and broke the rear wooden propeller and had oil leakage. But this failure will not be a deterrent for the Zhao brothers, they believe they will continue exploring ways to flying their rotorcraft and will eventually make it to the skies in the Brother No.1.