Inventor shows off homemade 'flying scooter' aircraft

By Ben Hooper
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Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A Chinese inventor shared video of his homemade flying machine, which he dubbed the world's first "flying scooter."

Zhao Deli recorded a test flight in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, to show off the capabilities of his "flying scooter," which seats one person and resembles a giant quadcopter drone.


The inventor said his aircraft can currently carry a load of up to 220 pounds at a maximum speed of about 45 mph.

Zhao said he is hoping to take his flying scooter, which can currently sustain flight for about 36 minutes at a time, for a demonstration flight over the Yellow River.

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