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Man Is Building His Own Helicopter From Scratch Because He's Sick Of Traffic

Man Is Building His Own Helicopter From Scratch Because He's Sick Of Traffic

There's no denying suffering through a traffic jam is incredibly boring.

Even if you've got a killer podcast about true crime or the best playlist on the planet, it still doesn't make it any easier to be sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

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But one man is hoping that will be a thing of the past for him once he completes an incredibly ambitious project: building his very own helicopter.

According to Vice News, Jujun Junaedi has been fed up with the traffic that is always going on outside his auto-repair shop in Indonesia, so he wants to take to the skies.

The 42-year-old has been working on the project for more than a year and hopes to get it up and running either by the end of the year or early 2020.

He's told Kompas: "God willing, I will be able to conduct a test flight by the end of this year or in early 2020. That's why my process is very lengthy.

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Credit: Kompas TV
Credit: Kompas TV

"It takes time to acquire the parts I need. And I don't want to be leeching off my household funds."

He's not alone in his process as he's got his 16-year-old son to help him build the eight-metre whirly bird.

Incredibly, the teenager, known only as Febriansyah, is using his high-school knowledge, YouTube and his time at his dad's shop to help construct the body.

"We've got the motor running, but we haven't flown it yet because the top propellor isn't complete," Febriansyah told Kompas.

Credit: Kompas TV
Credit: Kompas TV

At the moment, they're using a 700 cc motor from a generator and two premium fuel cylinders.

Jujun has spent more than $600,000 on the project, so far, which is no small amount. But then again, helicopters aren't exactly known for being on the cheap side (especially if you're building it yourself).

While the man is fed up with traffic jams himself, he's hoping, once the whirly bird is done, he'll be able to help out people in the community.

He's been inspired by the Indonesian air taxi service called Whitesky Aviation, which has already completed nearly 500 flights since 2017.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Interesting, Community

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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