Over the last decade, an elderly man in Liaoning province has been building and perfecting his own helicopter, dreaming of the day that he will finally be able to take it into the sky.
The man in his eighties, surnamed Gu, goes out each day to admire his 150 horsepower contraption, and make some slight alterations. Over time, the chopper’s cabin has grown larger, and its propeller longer. Gu claims that it complies with almost all flight standards; it’s just a bit too heavy.
Gu only has an primary school education, dropping out to work at the age of 15, spending the rest of his life working in machinery. He confesses that he didn’t know much about aviation when starting the project, and had to visit local experts and institutes for help. In total, he has spent around 50,000 to 60,000 yuan on the helicopter.
Keep your eyes to the skies, folks. He says that lift off is just around the corner.
Meanwhile, Chinese netizens were actually more impressed with how incredibly laid back the property management office of Gu’s community has been.
[Images via Visual China]
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