Thursday, March 17, 2011
Congratulations to Ding Shilu of Shenyang, China, who's built and (reportedly) flown a small aircraft powered by three motorbike engines.
The plane is said to weigh 287 pounds, and cost him no more than $395 to build, according to local reports.
It's great to see that the spirit of adventure is still alive and well! I've seen many kit-built aircraft here in the USA, but there are very few designed and built 'from scratch' with used parts by their owners. Well done, that man! I wonder if he'd ever had any flying training, or possessed a pilot's license?