Nigerian DIY Helicopters

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A 24-year-old physics undergraduate in northern Nigeria, Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi, builds his very own helicopters in the back yard.

Made out of old cars and motorbikes parts and pieces, it took him eight months to build his latest.

The chopper, which has flown briefly on six occasions, is made from scrap aluminium that Abdullahi bought with the money he makes from computer and mobile phone repairs, and a donation from his father, who teaches at Kano’s Bayero university.

It is powered by a second-hand 133 horsepower Honda Civic car engine and kitted out with seats from an old Toyota saloon car. Its other parts come from the carcass of a Boeing 747 which crashed near Kano some years ago.

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