We've no love of car crash videos. But homemade almost-helicopters? Yesh
Cap doffed to the wags at Top Gear for drawing our lunchtime attention to this one. Normally, of course, we'd rise above such crash-bait nonsense, but the drawn-out sight of watching a Reliant Robin lumber into the air - and then come abruptly back down again - is unavoidably on our list-of-acceptable-things-to-watch-while-eating-sandwich.
Why precisely is this happening? Well, aside from generating clicks on YouTube, who knows. And frankly, who cares - adding a rudimentary rotor to the roof of a three-wheeler is not something that requires reasoned explanation. Just because, that's why.
A more pertinent question might be directed at the man (we assume it is one) who agreed to be strapped in behind the stick. Because not quite flying a homemade helicopter off the actual ground while being towed along by your mates requires a degree of bottle that might accurately be called foolhardiness. Still, the return-to-earth bump doesn't look fatal. And it does make for very watchable video. Kudos, sir.
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