Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Three Somaliland nationals build DIY helicopter from scrap metals, old van engine


Many have dreams, but a few have guts to make them come true. However, the trio from Somaliland have it in them. They have a common dream to make a helicopter and pursued the same even when there is lack of means and least education in the African...

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Many have dreams, but a few have guts to make them come true. However, the trio from Somaliland have it in them. They have a common dream to make a helicopter and pursued the same even when there is lack of means and least education in the African region.


Nevertheless, that doesn’t prove as a major affliction for three creative men from Somaliland – Mohamed Abdi Barkadle, Saed Abdi Jide and Abdi Farah Lidan who are just one step away to make their childhood dream come true.



Trio has designed and built their own helicopter in their own backyard using scrap metals and an old engine from a van. There is a dream and there is a noble cause behind this creation - to use this helicopter to fight fire in the city and surrounding areas.


This is nothing but historical moment as it is the first helicopter built by Somali speaking people, but unfortunately they are not able to make it fly so far and need some assistance in that.


The helicopter may be incomplete but kudos to the trio for their endeavor, particularly when everyone is familiar with the surrounding and sociopolitical scenario of the region.







Via: Redferret / Somalilandpress




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