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Indonesian man builds DIY helicopter to avoid traffic jams

Indonesia, Sukabumi
December 02, 2019 at 07:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

An Indonesian man has built his very own helicopter from scratch in order to escape the country's notorious traffic congestion.

Car mechanic Jujun Junaedi showed off his DIY flyer, which he hopes to have up and running by 2020, on a visit to his workshop in Sukabumi, a town just outside Jakarta, on Sunday.

Since launching the project a year ago, Junaedi has relied on his high-school education, skills and online tutorials.

The eight-metre long helicopter is powered by a 700cc, 24-horsepower Gardes JN 77 GM motor that was given a test-run by Junaedi and his nine-year-old son and assistant Dede Rafka.

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An Indonesian man has built his very own helicopter from scratch in order to escape the country's notorious traffic congestion.

Car mechanic Jujun Junaedi showed off his DIY flyer, which he hopes to have up and running by 2020, on a visit to his workshop in Sukabumi, a town just outside Jakarta, on Sunday.

Since launching the project a year ago, Junaedi has relied on his high-school education, skills and online tutorials.

The eight-metre long helicopter is powered by a 700cc, 24-horsepower Gardes JN 77 GM motor that was given a test-run by Junaedi and his nine-year-old son and assistant Dede Rafka.

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