Watch: Brazilian man builds helicopter using scrapped car parts and takes off
A Brazilian makes the buzz on the Internet for his “jugaad”. He used scrapped car parts to build a helicopter that actually flies!
In a video that went viral on social media, a dilapidated helicopter made from discarded car parts and believed to have been powered by the engine of a Volkswagen Beetle was seen flying. The video, from Rio Grande do Norte (RN), took social media by storm with people saying ‘I’ve never seen anything like this’ and ‘it’s crazy’ to see the plane take off smoothly.
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According to local media Caico, it was designed and manufactured by a resident of the town of João Dias who wanted to fly a helicopter and never succeeded, so decided to build his own plane.
People were seen gathering on the street, which the talented man used as a runway to pilot his plane, mind blowing all gathered to witness the incredible sight.
The man identified as Genesis Gomes by G1 Globo said he had been interested in aviation since he was a child and everyone in his town knows him for a plane parked outside his home. However, the one on which he had recently gone viral is not built by him, he clarified.
“There was the gyroscope of one of my friends, Catolé do Rocha, Paraíba. It was the first time. We flew over the city of João Dias very high. It was really good, “he said. The flight took place during an aviation event in the town of Paraíba, where he was invited to exhibit the aircraft.
“The plane’s engine comes from a Volkswagen Beetle, but it also contains motorcycle, truck, car and bicycle parts. All materials purchased as scrap. Even the faucet at the mother’s house has become a part of the plane, ”the report adds.
Although he could not fly his own plane yet, he took into account many suggestions from people he met at the aviation event and promised to work on its design to make his dream of someday fly. his own helicopter.