“I Once Created a Robot”: Very Talented Man Builds Helicopter-Like Vehicle, People Watch It in Surprise

“I Once Created a Robot”: Very Talented Man Builds Helicopter-Like Vehicle, People Watch It in Surprise

  • A short TikTok video doing rounds online depicted a helicopter-like vehicle being driven on roads
  • An African widely read media, TUKO.co.ke, traced Frederick Onyango, a Nairobi-based innovator behind the unique design
  • Onyango, who previously made a viral robot, shared his dream, story and challenges as a builder and innovator

A young man has caused a stir after making a helicopter-like vehicle complete with rotating propellers.

Frederick Onyango.
Frederick Onyango made a helicopter. Photos: Frederick Onyango.
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Frederick Onyango's unique creations

A video posted on TikTok by @freddienengineer depicted the device with the Kenyan flag colours parked along a street as Kenyans stared at it. It featured numerous flashing lights and even had a CCTV at the back.

Popular Kenyan media, TUKO.co.ke, located Frederick Onyango, the creative Kenyan who made the helicopter.

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According to the innovator based along Kware Road in Ngara, it took him two months to make it.

“My inspiration was to make it look and function like a helicopter. The propeller at the top is my unique design.”

Onyango, who used metal, fibre and aluminium to make the vehicle, said he was open to selling it.

“If someone offers me around KSh 2 million (N6,734,250.53), I will agree to sell it.”

Onyango said his love for creating unique vehicles started when he was a child.

“I started by doing clay models at Kencom. My passion grew, and I have made numerous innovations, including a robot that carries five people.
"It was inspired by the Cyborg movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. I also created a vehicle that looks like a peacock."

The innovator highlighted some challenges he faces, including a lack of funds.

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“It takes us a long time to conceptualise and create innovations because of lack of funds. We do not have funding and must use our money.”

Onyango disclosed his dream is to pass his skills to young people.

“I also want to make a machine that uses recycled plastic to make bricks.”

Man buys car for N200k, repairs it

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian man, @de_wan24, got many people asking questions online after he revealed that he bought a used Honda car for just N200,000.

When he drove the vehicle into a mechanic workshop, the front bumper of the car was already off. The car's front and some rear lights were also off.

Man upgrades G Wagon to new model

In similar news, a young Nigerian man shared videos of two G-Wagons that were upgraded to relatively new models. Many people were amazed.

The first thing he and his team did was change the exterior of a 2005 G-Wagon to a new one in a clip. In another video, he showed off a 2015 G-Wagon that was changed to a 2022 Brabus.

Source: TUKO.co.ke

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