They wanted a model, he built a real chopper
KOTTAYAM: Defying the laws of gravity on self-made flying objects seems to have become a trend these days, at least in this part of the world.
Some time back a man from Idukki had hit the headlines after he designed and flew a twin-seater ultralight aircraft on his own from used parts and recycled material which got him into the record books. This time around, a man who had studied only till Class X and who has been running an engineering workshop, has managed to make a chopper on his own in his yard.
The chopper was displayed before the students of a private school in Kanjirappally on Tuesday and the first test flight will be conducted in a month.
54-year-old D Sadasivan, took four years to make his home-made craft. “I began to build the chopper after the school principal requested me to do so. In fact, he wanted me to build only a model of a helicopter to keep it the school. I thought why not make a fully-operational one,” said Sadasivan whose daughter studies in the same school.