Whilst I have seen many “custom” motorbikes made by entrepreneurial Indians made from the parts of old motorbikes, I have never seen a helicopter made from motorbike parts!
Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi in Northern Nigeria has managed to used salvaged motorcycle parts to create a working helicopter.
Mubarak is a physics undergraduate at the local university and managed to uses his skills to construct the helicopter. It took him just under eight months to build the machine which is capable of flying to 15 feet for 3 hours.
It amazes me how such an amazing machine could be created from the things that we in the west would throw out. I think this week, I am going to try and dig around in my “scrap heap” and try and create something amazing! I will keep you posted!
Comment Text*am so much interested in all the staff am looking forward to flying one soon with the help of the whole team here. cheers guys
i want make one seater helicopter to 800cc car engine
is it possible?
hey guys my name is pacifique and i’m from rwanda i like all about flying technologies and i want to make my own helicopter as everybody is interested on how this may be for real but i need every one’s help cuz i’m beginner in this stuff
I think the picture Mubarak put there is just a design of helicopter and may not have engine at all. He may have made it for other reasons not flying. If he had done it for fyling then he wouldnt put all that weight (two cabins, car seats..etc ) in it.
But there are motor cycle engines which have enough power to provide enough force and lift.
a well adopted gear box/engine with less friction would provide sufficient rpm for lift and drag/push
Soon you will hear a homemade helicopter made in Afghanistan…
those arrogant are just downgrading everything innovative because they only think that they are the only capable of doing this. flying it would be possible, it depends on the plans of the mechanisms and engine, most of all, the rotor wings. keep it up, i see someday, helicopter bike will be the new rides.
Only the rotation of the blades is suffecient to lift d helicopter from d ground
People do not fly with lawn mower engine .Rotax mostly. They are high output 2 cycle engine usually in the 35 to 50 hp range with weight in the 50 tp 70 pds. range . Its all about the hp to weight ratio . Lawn mower engines are twice as heavy with half the horse power .
However there are helicopters that use motorcycle engines for power . The most famous is the flying Triumph . Check it out . Great little helicopter . Im sure it isn’t terribly stable or safe but you can not refute that it flies . I bought the plans a few years ago . Very interesting design . Plans are from Vortech .
A video would also be nice if someone can posthere 🙂
Sorry if I sound silly but where are the photos?!?
Any progress from Mubarak because he had another flame of some thing like a fuselage for his second project, or else did he make an improvement on the first one ? Any vedio of your fligt test?
all is false………bcoz there is no image or vdo.
oh, extra side note, if you dont think that a motor cycle engine is good enough to fly? what about the fact that people have flown using lawn mower engines. hmm? single one manned air craft. made out of a lawn mower engine. so you were wrong. AGAIN.
alright, heres the deal, to the professor who CLAIMS to know all about helicopters, it is possible to fly using a motorcycle engine. it only take 2k RPMs to fly. depending one the blade size of course, the longer the blade, the more air resistance, the more capable of flying. matter of fact, just looking on YOUTUBE will show you that there are many people who have created helicopters out of motorcycle engines, and watching the news theres a guy whos pattented the idea of a motor cycle helicopter that indeed FLIES. so before you go being a big smartass why dont you look outside the box, and do a little more research before you claim anything as fact, and look like a damn fool.
kya mai bike ke engion se helicopter bana sakta hu
about me scooter helicopter
You Must have made good observation,
but I think you should invite this guy for a chart online to give him more ideas on aerodynamics and their application. I believe that all inventors normally may try out some thing but at times they fail. We need to give him some technical advices or refer him to useful sites for his success.
Good luck to Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi
Don’t bother, it simply cannot fly, its a joke!
That thing in the picture will only fly if you throw it over a cliff. Seriously, I fly Robinson R22’s, but even more importantly, over 20 years have designed and built many large scale remote controlled helicopters for use in university research and for fun. As everyone even remotely involved with helicopters will tell you, is that regardless of size, helicopters are mechanically similar, and the thing in the photograph is just a pile of junk put together to look like one to the untrained eye.
Firstly, the dimensions quoted simply don’t make any sense, unless he used a strange tape measure, ie its 39 feet long and 7 meters high, ye right!
That aside, it has no visible swashplate or likages to each rotor blade, and the tail rotor looks like it was glued together out of two pieces of wood, probably from the forest behind him. Ever tried to fly a helicopter without a swashplate? Furthermore, a motorbike engine would simply have insufficient power/weight to lift just one of those ‘Toyota’ seats, of which there are four, let alone the rest of this wooden garbage he claims to have hovered………..LOL
It simply amazes me as to how people believe anything they see on the internet, but worst still is that crap like this gets published in the first place.
Its just sad.
fight limitation is due to the weigt of machine and Engine and my question is about what type linkage and swash did he use
Am Planing to build one in Uganda
hi really a mind blowing effort . i have a dream to make my own helicopter in which i can fly ,can any body help me how to make it . i m a mechanical engineer.
i love helicopter , Just like you , i want too build helicopter but small only one
man. you too try that
Amazing. This must have taken some serious time. How many frustrations did this create in the process?
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i am very glad that a nigerian like me has put up something of this nature, as for mubarak he should reduce weight and reconsider his angle of attk. pls advice:since i started my PIK 26 lookalike (body almost completed) my confusion was either my homemade turbojet or a 5.5hp piston engine(affordable engine).
pls reply ASAP
not enough horsepower to lift it beyond the ground effect. Its still pushing against the ground at 15ft, but above that it must push against the mass of air, which takes more power. I’ll wager the neighbors are well entertained, but he’d have more fun where there was more savanna to fly over, and fewer trees to avoid.
I think the flight is limited due to the lack of power – motorcycle parts where not meant to be made into a helicopter!
why is flight limited to fifteen feet? would like to see a vid!