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(Daily Mail)   Chinese farmer builds his own helicopter out of scrap parts in hopes of flying, getting on Fark   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 51
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2014-03-16 10:51:57 PM
Maybe some of them came from 777
 
2014-03-16 11:20:40 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-03-16 11:28:31 PM
That's impressive, but I'm more impressed by this kid who built his own windmill out of spare parts and generated electricity for his little African village.

http://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_how_i_harnessed_the_wind
 
2014-03-16 11:36:41 PM
40cm?? hahahahaha
 
2014-03-17 12:47:03 AM

fusillade762:


Perfect
 
2014-03-17 02:19:52 AM
I would have built something like that in high school if it weren't for parents. It looks slightly more airworthy than seaworthy. So a plus there.
 
2014-03-17 05:44:49 AM
Cargo cult behavior detected.
 
2014-03-17 05:46:36 AM
"a joystick for a motorcycle"

Thanks for the microstroke.
 
2014-03-17 05:51:42 AM

some_beer_drinker: 40cm?? hahahahaha


You make joke??
 
2014-03-17 05:52:27 AM
Chopper Suey?

/sorry
 
2014-03-17 05:58:46 AM
Well, it looks like the check from the Daily Fail cleared again.
 
2014-03-17 06:11:34 AM
I used to keep a notebook with my plans for building a submarine.

Part of me is happy that I never gt the hang of welding, otherwise I'd probably be dead.

The other part of me knows it would have been so bad ass....
 
2014-03-17 06:15:22 AM

log_jammin: I used to keep a notebook with my plans for building a submarine.

Part of me is happy that I never gt the hang of welding, otherwise I'd probably be dead.

The other part of me knows it would have been so bad ass....


Better off to star in a Fark headline after perishing in your own home-built sub than that guy who swam after his RC boat and drowned.
 
2014-03-17 06:16:50 AM

powhound: Better off to star in a Fark headline after perishing in your own home-built sub than that guy who swam after his RC boat and drowned.


I'd rather submit both headlines
 
2014-03-17 06:18:18 AM

fusillade762: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


came for it...leave happy
 
2014-03-17 06:29:50 AM
img.fark.net

Maybe he was inspired by these guys.
 
2014-03-17 06:54:47 AM
No tail rotor?

Oh, I think we'll be seeing more of Mr. Housheng on Fark. He'll be all over Fark...and all over his field, too.

/Will it blend? Chinese Farmer edition
 
2014-03-17 06:59:15 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: No tail rotor?


[Bothers to look at the next picture.]

Oh, never mind. Dual counter-rotating props. I'm sure everything will be just fine.
 
2014-03-17 07:04:42 AM
The rudder will be great to have while hovering.
 
2014-03-17 07:07:36 AM

Wolf892: No one's got the heart to tell him his helicopter will never fly because he built it the Wong way.


Yeah, everybody knows that if you want to create a flying machine, you have to build it the Wright way.

/ba-dump, tchhhhh
 
2014-03-17 07:07:37 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Prank Call of Cthulhu: No tail rotor?

[Bothers to look at the next picture.]

Oh, never mind. Dual counter-rotating props. I'm sure everything will be just fine.


the dude has thought of EVERYTHING!
 
2014-03-17 07:16:44 AM
Not nearly as MacGyvery as I thought it'd be.
 
2014-03-17 07:24:17 AM
I want to know how the motorcycle Speedo is supposed to measure airspeed, how the rudder back there is supposed to affect anything, since he has no cyclic and the rotors are affixed to a non tiltable bar (judging from the support brackets in the pics) how is he going to control his direction of flight, I have many other questions but those will do for a start...
 
2014-03-17 07:33:29 AM

Kinetic King: Wolf892: No one's got the heart to tell him his helicopter will never fly because he built it the Wong way.

Yeah, everybody knows that if you want to create a flying machine, you have to build it the Wright way.

/ba-dump, tchhhhh


I hate you guys.
 
2014-03-17 07:52:08 AM

Frothy Panties: [img.fark.net image 800x422]

Maybe he was inspired by these guys.


Anyone who uses a slide-rule is A-OK in my book.

/Carry a Pickett N200-T Pocket Trig
//Yes, I'm hipster enough to actually use it.
 
2014-03-17 07:52:15 AM
I thought he died last year.
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2014-03-17 07:53:36 AM
I like this guy:
http://goo.gl/DsTzUL

and the follow up, here-
http://goo.gl/JOUUVA

Pretty sure it'll work this time....
 
2014-03-17 08:03:11 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk
Over at Sikorski, they'd refer to this guy as having 'all fuselage and no rotor'. There doesn't seem to be a way to change the pitch on the fan blades, er rotors. No, wait. Those are fan blades.
 
2014-03-17 08:03:56 AM

Wolf892: No one's got the heart to tell him his helicopter will never fly because he built it the Wong way.


Squints to see what you did there.
In other news, two brothers from Ohio called to say "That's not Wright"
 
2014-03-17 08:26:21 AM

Pribar: I want to know how the motorcycle Speedo is supposed to measure airspeed, how the rudder back there is supposed to affect anything, since he has no cyclic and the rotors are affixed to a non tiltable bar (judging from the support brackets in the pics) how is he going to control his direction of flight, I have many other questions but those will do for a start...


As long as he gets forward speed, the rudder will have some effect in changing his direction of flight.

If you look *CAREFULLY*, you will see that the axles coming off the differential are in tubes, so in theory he could tilt the rotors along that axis, and there appears to be 2 u-joints between the differential and the engine, so that *COULD* allow some degree of tilt.

Having said all that, I don't believe that thing got over a foot off the ground.
 
2014-03-17 08:26:37 AM
I'm glad I saw this because I had planned to install something similar on my ceilings.  Now I know that if I had done that, the downward force would have lifted my house off its foundation and caused it to fly around.  It's cool, though, because I could use my kid's trike to steer it.
 
2014-03-17 08:35:35 AM

dittybopper: Pribar: I want to know how the motorcycle Speedo is supposed to measure airspeed, how the rudder back there is supposed to affect anything, since he has no cyclic and the rotors are affixed to a non tiltable bar (judging from the support brackets in the pics) how is he going to control his direction of flight, I have many other questions but those will do for a start...

As long as he gets forward speed, the rudder will have some effect in changing his direction of flight.

If you look *CAREFULLY*, you will see that the axles coming off the differential are in tubes, so in theory he could tilt the rotors along that axis, and there appears to be 2 u-joints between the differential and the engine, so that *COULD* allow some degree of tilt.

Having said all that, I don't believe that thing got over a foot off the ground.


Yeah, I mean I don't want to "negative nancy" all over someone daring to dream or try, but the best ending he can hope for is "failed to fly" and the most likely ending is "caught fire and died."
 
2014-03-17 08:44:58 AM
What's Chinese for, "Hold my beer and watch this!"
 
2014-03-17 08:56:32 AM

TheBigJerk: Yeah, I mean I don't want to "negative nancy" all over someone daring to dream or try, but the best ending he can hope for is "failed to fly" and the most likely ending is "caught fire and died."


Yeah, but it doesn't actually look that bad.

He needs a more powerful engine and bigger rotors, but it could work.  Still, though, if he wants to fly, he'd be better off building a fixed-wing aircraft.  That way, if the motor quits, and eventually it will, he could still glide to a reasonably soft landing, perhaps even a survivable one.

With that kind of aircraft, though, he's farked.  He can't auto-rotate.  Once the engine quits, it would fall like a rock.

He looks like he's got the fabrication skills to make something like this from scratch:

www.ultralightnews.com

That's what he should be thinking about, because an aircraft like that will be less likely to kill him in the event of an engine failure.
 
2014-03-17 09:12:01 AM
Think I read something, can't remember where (Reader's Digest maybe), about some guy in the USSR in the '80s who built a homemade ultralight that could be packed into two or three suitcases.  He actually flew it around a field at night, but he couldn't say anything about it or the KGB would have apprehended him for "questioning".


/no, I am NOT making that up!
//and I am NOT drunk
///haven't even started drinking yet
////except a couple cups of coffee
//5 sets of slashies?  I can build my own aircraft from these!
 
2014-03-17 09:13:09 AM
www.gamebreakers.co

I thought you were talking about these guys
 
2014-03-17 09:20:18 AM
It looked almost like I expected only not as bad.
 
2014-03-17 09:34:51 AM

log_jammin: powhound: Better off to star in a Fark headline after perishing in your own home-built sub than that guy who swam after his RC boat and drowned.

I'd rather submit both headlines


True. As a youngster I used to dwell upon time-travel. Can't imagine what that obit would have looked like.
 
2014-03-17 09:36:37 AM
 "I've got a flying machine!"img.fark.net
 
2014-03-17 09:40:15 AM

log_jammin: I used to keep a notebook with my plans for building a submarine.

Part of me is happy that I never gt the hang of welding, otherwise I'd probably be dead.

The other part of me knows it would have been so bad ass....


When I was 12 a friend and I built a submarine out of 3 55 gallon drums, a couple of inner tubes, a bunch of scrap lumber, and a bicycle pump.  Not sure what we were thinking about using it on since the largest bodies of water within 50 miles were algae-choked irrigation ponds.

When we got done with construction it was too heavy to move without using a tractor (which we weren't allowed to touch) so it eventually turned into "yard art" and later - "junk."

/that might have saved our lives
 
2014-03-17 09:45:37 AM

dittybopper: TheBigJerk: Yeah, I mean I don't want to "negative nancy" all over someone daring to dream or try, but the best ending he can hope for is "failed to fly" and the most likely ending is "caught fire and died."

Yeah, but it doesn't actually look that bad.

He needs a more powerful engine and bigger rotors, but it could work.  Still, though, if he wants to fly, he'd be better off building a fixed-wing aircraft.  That way, if the motor quits, and eventually it will, he could still glide to a reasonably soft landing, perhaps even a survivable one.

With that kind of aircraft, though, he's farked.  He can't auto-rotate.  Once the engine quits, it would fall like a rock.

He looks like he's got the fabrication skills to make something like this from scratch:

[www.ultralightnews.com image 675x494]

That's what he should be thinking about, because an aircraft like that will be less likely to kill him in the event of an engine failure.


Well, the thing could barely get off the ground, so I don't think engine failure is that big of a problem.
 
2014-03-17 10:43:26 AM

Arkanaut: Well, the thing could barely get off the ground, so I don't think engine failure is that big of a problem.


Until he gets a more powerful engine.
 
2014-03-17 12:38:58 PM
He needs to have This Guy check his work.
 
2014-03-17 02:09:01 PM
Looking at the size of the engine and the size of his rotors I would guess all he has built is a really cool ceiling fan.
 
2014-03-17 03:14:56 PM
I was a bit incredulous after seeing the other aircraft that were in the article. Really starts a guy thinking... Thoughts like " Why did it take the wright brothers, no, HUMANS so damn long to make a glider when these african dirt farmers can throw together a farking helicopter that works?
 
2014-03-17 03:57:03 PM
forums.pelicanparts.com
 
2014-03-17 04:52:17 PM
Hey if even Nigerian civilians have helicopter kinda money, I'd be stupid *not* to email my personal financial info to a General in their armed forces who is actually a good personal friend of mine as well. We're like OCD email penpals anyway so most of the time it doesn't even seem like he lives half way across the globe. The way the internet brings people together like that these days is awesome!

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-03-17 11:09:26 PM
So, let me see, this guy, in his spare time, builds a flying machine out of junk and it flies--not well, but it flies.

What do we do in our spare time?
 
2014-03-18 02:04:39 AM
Came for Road Warrior Gyrocopter Pilot.  Almost left unsatisfied  good save Stinkyy.
 
2014-03-18 09:35:59 AM
I don't know what's in the water in China, but either these guys have some gigantic brass nards or they're just completely insane.  This thing is freakin' TERRIFYING...one little slip and you're quite literally food processed.

i1168.photobucket.com
 
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