This Assam Mechanic Made A 'Jugaad' Helicopter Using SUV Engines & Car Seats!
Chandra Siwakoti Sharma recently built a jugaad helicopter using car seats and two SUV engines and guess what he named it? Pawan Putra!
An automobile mechanic by profession, Sharma spent over 15 lakhs from his own savings to design the unique invention. A resident of Shyamjuli village in Assam, Sharma dropped out of school after third grade due to poor financial conditions.
But determination drove the man like no other. He used all his savings and even sold his land to build his Pawan Putra, an invention that's awaiting clearance from authorities.
While speaking to The Hindustan Times, Sharma said, "My helicopter can fly, though not as fast as the ones in operation for civil or military duty. It can easily move at 50 kmph."
The two-seater helicopter can fly 30 to 50 feet above the ground. Sharma built the helicopter as an answer to poor transportation to his village.
Victor Carpenter, the District Commissioner said that even though he wants to encourage inventions such as these, but since Sharma lacks a degree in aviation, his appeal will be forwaded to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to arrange a trial run of the helicopter.
The local residents of Sharma's village have also written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give his nod of approval. Sharma said he wanted to fly the helicopter but refrained from it as he didn't want to break any rules.