When mere mortal men gaze upon the playground jungle gym, they see the unhinged tomfoolery of their youth. When Chinese farmer Wu Zhongyuan sees one he says, "I can make that fly."
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]