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British veteran makes his own Spitfire aircraft at home

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When we talk of DIYs, making a functional aircraft at home is regarded as one of the most difficult task. That’s the reason why this homemade Spitfire by 63-year old Alan James from England is so special. Embarking on this project was not easy for him as he had to search across Europe for the specialist parts required to make it. After putting numerous hours and almost £18,000 into building the homemade Spitfire, James now flies proudly in his aircraft. Mind you, it took him almost three years to build this masterpiece.
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Deaf and dumb Indian man builds his own two-seater aircraft from junk

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This idioms fits perfectly for 45-year old Saji Thomas who has made a fully-functional airplane from trash and recycled material. And mind you he is completely deaf and dumb from birth! That didn’t stop him from exploring his passion for creating model vehicles in his childhood, although the locals used to call him an idiot. The deep rooted passion carried on over the years and now he has come-up with his most complex creation thus far.
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Chinese Farmer builds delta-wing aircraft powered by imported engine

Looks like building homemade aircrafts is very much the trend these days and testimony to it is the latest one made by a 39 year old farmer, Tian Shaoqiang from Linzhou, Central China Henan Province. His dynamic one manned delta-wing aircraft fitted with a $4,750 (30,000 Yuan) imported engine, canvas wings and aluminum body is capable of flying at the height of 500 meters attaining a speed of 100 kilometers per hour. For the first successful test flight for 20 minutes, aircraft’s wings and body were transported to a road near the village and then reassembled again.
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Going for an international flight in a homemade plane sure seems promising

“I’m trying to find a way available to just about anybody. Do you want a wave runner or an airplane? You can leave the country in this thing. You do the math.” These are the words of Norman Lewis who hails from Southport and wishes to go for Bahamas trip in his homemade plane! Norman has just completed his ultralight plane with which his hopes of going for an international flight are attached. The most unique thing that this aviation lover has in his mind is that he wants to do something that hasn’t been done before. To Lewis, his homemade plane is like a Lindbergh flight.

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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.

Via: News163