Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Kenyan Tinkerer Builds a Plane From Scratch, Aims to Fly Next Week: "In the video below, a rooster crows as Nderitu and some friends work in a dirt yard to put on the airplane’s finishing touches. Nderitu, 42, spent six months doing research on the Internet and about a year building his two-seater plane from scratch. It involves a Toyota engine driving a 74-inch wooden propeller. The engine turns up to 4,000 rpm and works through a reduction belt drive, according to AVWeb, an aviation site."
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