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Auto-mechanic builds DIY airplane for $395

Sheng Li / Reuters

Ding Shilu, an automobile mechanic, drives his self-made aircraft for a test-flight on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province, China on Feb. 25. The aircraft, which weighs about 287 lbs and is made of recycled materials including three motorbike engines and plastic cloth, cost about 2600 yuan ($395), local media reported.

Sheng Li / Reuters

Ding Shilu carries out a test-flight for his self-made aircraft on Feb. 25.