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[Video] Nghe An Man Builds Helicopter From Car Parts

Some people enjoy reading in their spare time; others enjoy a good game of cards, a walk in the park or an evening nhậu. Fifty-year-old Le Van Thoa is none of those people.

Instead, the Nghe An native prefers to spend his free time building a helicopter out of spare car parts, reports VnExpress. A mechanic for 25 years, Thoa has managed to cobble together a personal aircraft thanks to his military school training. Though the machine isn’t quite finished yet – Thoa claims it’s about 70% complete – he’s optimistic about the final outcome.

However even when Thoa completes the aircraft there’s no guarantee he’ll be able to fly it in the great outdoors. As it turns out, Vietnam has a number of homemade helicopter enthusiasts, a fact which has prompted authorities to restrict the practice of flying your own personal aircraft for safety and security reasons.

Take a look at Thoa’s aircraft below:

[Video via VnExpress]


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