High school graduate builds real chopper when asked for a model

A high-school graduate running an engineering workshop has built a working chopper in the backyard of his Kottayam home.

D Sadasivan (54) was requested by his daughter’s school principal to make a model of a chopper to be displayed in front of kids at the school. However, he decided to go one step ahead and build a fully-operational one.

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In the chopper, Sadasivan used the engine of a Maruti 800, glass of an autorickshaw as the windscreen, and a reduction gear box used for industrial purpose, while making rest of the parts at his workshop in Kanjirappally.

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"The chopper's interior is made of iron and the exterior of aluminium," he added.

The chopper took four years to be built, and would be ready to fly in a month's time.

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"I need to get clearance from various agencies for permission to fly. However, before that I can fly the chopper within the limits of the property I own," he said.

(Image source: South China Morning Post, for representation purpose only)

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