Reportedly, the wooden copter can soar up to 2,600 feet, but the Chinese government has grounded it for safety reasons
That's One Crazy Copter: A farmer cares to bet his life on his DIY copter, but the Chinese government says no. DVICE
Anyone who dares to build a helicopter with wooden blades, a steel-pipe-reinforced frame, and a motorcycle engine deserves to go up in the thing. But the Chinese government has forbidden farmer Wu Zhongyuan from even attempting a test flight. We just want to see if the crazy contraption can fly.