Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Flying Honda Civic Engine

In Nigeria, Physics major Mubarak Muhammed Abdullahi successfully created his own flying helicopter out of metal scrap. He managed to compile come chopped up parts from a slaughtered Boeing 747, and came up with this yellow body. He got the seats from an old Toyota, and he made this helicopter fly through the use of a 133bhp Honda Civic engine.

Abdullahi works part-time servicing broken computers and mobile phones. He used the money he earned from this job to buy all the spare parts that he will need to build a helicopter. By the way, he reportedly built a helicopter because he found it easier to build than a car. (Okay, some of us are not even near considering building any of those two.) But this chopper is a success. Well, sort of like a successful prototype since Abdullahi is said to build an improved version. The basic controls of this helicopter include a joystick for steering, an accelerator lever for ascent and descent, and a small camera that is connected to a screen on a dashboard.

This creation noticeably lacks in air and altitude pressure measurement tools. Hence, Abdullahi promised to build a new model which will be a far cry from this one, a “radical improvement on the first one in terms of sophistication and aesthetics.”

Way to go dude. Some Civic fans are just about the excitement of enjoying these powerful engines, but you found a way to make it fly. Cool! *wink

Source: Motortorque