Chinese farmer makes, flies own aircraft

Sep 20, 2012, 07:09 IST | IANS

A farmer in China made an aircraft, carried it to a road near his village and successfully flew it.

Tian Shaoqiang, 39, a farmer from Linzhou in central China's Henan province, made his own dynamic delta-wing aircraft at home. With the help of relatives and neighbours, Tian transported the aircraft wings and body to a road near the village.

He then took off on a stable 20-minute flight after which the aircraft landed safely, reported Global Times citing

The plane has white canvas wings, aluminium body and engine. The cockpit has necessary instruments showing altitude and speed.

The farmer said the aircraft can fly at a speed of 100 km per hour.

"Everyone has his own dream. Mine is to live my life to the fullest instead of wasting it. I know it is dangerous, but dangerous things are more challenging," Tian was quoted as saying.

So, what's next?

Tian wants to make a two-man aircraft so that he can bring his family and friends on flights.  

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