Chinese Farmer Creates Hovering Flying Machine Powered By 8 Motorcycle Engines

A Chinese farmer named Shu Mansheng from Dashu village on the outskirts of Wuhan, Hubei province has created an insane hovering aircraft that consists of a circular steel structure and eight motorcycle engines. The current machine, which is the fifth model he has produced, cost more than 20,000 yuan ($3,135), and measures around 5.5 meters (18 feet) in diameter. During a recent test flight, Shu managed to hover about 1 metre (3.3 feet) above the ground for 10 seconds.

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(via Boing Boing/Images via Reuters)

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