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WATCH | Man dreams of flying his homemade helicopter

16 October 2017 - 14:38 By Timeslive

Using corrugated iron sheets and other scrap metal, 30-year-old Hendrick Chebanga built a police helicopter replica in his backyard.

The son of a carpenter from Zimbabwe has become the talk of Dilopye village, near Hammanskraal in Gauteng, earning himself the alias “helicopter man”.

"I have always been fascinated by engineering and I used to make pocket money by building toy wire cars for my friends. My dream was to study engineering but my parents did not have money so I packed my bags and headed for South Africa after matriculating in 2005," said Chebanga.

The helicopter isn't airworthy yet - but Chebanga hopes to get it airborne once he gets the money together for a motorbike engine.