And he did, to an incredibly impressive 2,600 feet before Chinese authorities grounded him for "safety reasons."
The rig, comprised of metal bars, a motorcycle engine and wooden rotors, cost him a mere $US1,600. He has no formal aviation schooling, and assembled the rickety beast using a recollection of middle school physics and "relevant knowledge [found while]surfing the Internet via my mobile phone." As a blogger, I can relate. [Ananova via DVICE]