August 20, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The brilliant Chinese farmer Shu Mansheng builds a flying device in front of his house in Jiangxia District, Wuhan City, Central China’s Hubei province. The round steel device, 4 meters in diameter, has eight motorcycle engines and a propeller on top. In the center is a cabin that two people can sit in.
Although he has only a high school degree, the 46-year-old farmer has been teaching himself mechanics and electric work. On April 30 last year, he managed to fly his home-made plane but got injured on the second try, on May 10. Since then he invested 60,000 yuan (9386 US dollar) )on making a UFO-like flying device.