So I found this via Yahoo, and I Included a link to the story. So going from what the story said, the man used motorcycle engines to create this man operated octocopter in china. Does not go very high, cant go far, and cant stay up long but its cool none the less. Now would you believe he is only a graduate of a junior middle school. Click on the link for more, but I had to share this! Fair flying friends!

ps: virtual cookie to anyone who can make something like this, I know its been done before, but still.

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Comment by CliffN on February 22, 2014 at 3:38am

gas multirotor :D wonder what Flight controller is he using? or was it build from scratch too.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on February 22, 2014 at 4:27am

This was posted last year, gutsy bloke

Comment by Mark on February 22, 2014 at 8:03am

I love the fact it's setup for testing in basically the common area of an apartment building... Bet his neighbors love him... :)

Comment by Doogie on February 22, 2014 at 9:03am

I hope he doesn't fall out of that box!

Comment by Gary McCray on February 22, 2014 at 9:07am

I'm guessing manual control is sub-optimal for this, let alone trying to hand synchronize 8 gas motorcycle engines.

The urge to fly does lead to desperate bursts of creativity and daring.

Comment by Brent on February 22, 2014 at 11:15am
Several years old, I would like to see current status.
Comment by F1P on February 22, 2014 at 5:31pm

Yahoo collect DIY freac project from chinese farmers
Current picture dated 2011

Comment by Emery c. Chandler on February 22, 2014 at 5:36pm

yea little old but still even though its manual control its still cool, gutsy though yes.

Comment by Carl La France on February 22, 2014 at 5:55pm

He was trying to build a Hoover craft ! note: it is tethered  the tuned exhaust makes all the difference


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