Helicopters are incredibly difficult to pilot and even tougher to build from scratch — yet these tinkerers were able to construct their own whirly birds and even fly them. Our friends at Oobject.com have assembled nine of the best homemade choppers.
Three Somaliland nationals build homemade helicopter.
A homebuilt helicopter, combining a Simca car with a 223kW Lycoming aircraft engine.
Zimcopter II, Zimbabwe
Zimcopter chopper made from aluminium sheets and an engine cannibalised from an old French Citroen motor vehicle.
Homebrew Vietnamese Farmers Helicopter
Home-Made Helicopters In Northern Nigeria
Homemade Helicopter Kumbo Cameroon
Remains Of Homemade Helicopter In Zimbabwe
Chinese Farmers Homemade Helicopter
Forbidden to fly it by the Chinese government. It runs on a motorcycle engine.