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In a rare case, a Matola resident in Maputo province is trying to build a helicopter.
António Hlamine’s idea comes after he put a water-based engine in his car in 2000 and, according to him, was picked up by the police for making a vehicle at a time when the country was not even assembling them.
But Hlamine did not lose his spirit of innovation. Two years later, he built his first prototype helicopter, which flew to a height of two metres. Unhappy with this result, Hlamine decided in 2005 to start assembling a proper helicopter, using fibreglass and car parts.
The innovator says that a good many years have passed since he started his project, and he now is seeking financial support in order to get his initiative off the ground.
By Joaquim ManhiqueSource: O País