Chinese Farmer invents a Flying Motorbike
Published on December 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Zhang Xuelin, a farmer from Jinan Province, has invented a flying motorbike. The machine is based around a sturdy China-made ‘Battle’ bike, the airframe is made from PVC and plywood. The ‘motorplane’ weighs 470kg and cost only 2000 yuan to make.
The fuselage is painted in bright red, the wings are more sober in gray. The motorplane is made for everyday use, the wings can fold for an easy ride on the road. Zhang is currently finalizing the design and hoped to make his first flight test before the end of the year. If he does, we will know.
Getting the wings in position.
The master and his creation.
Altitude meters don’t need to be expensive, or complicated.
Propeller sits at the front, whereas with this sorts of vehicles it mostly sits at the back. Zhang indeed, is a genius. Let’s all wish him a good flight.