24-year-old Mithilesh Prasad always had a dream of designing and flying a helicopter and though he could never fulfill his dream, he decided to live it by making his car look like one.
The helicopter look-a-like car is now becoming a centre of attraction in Chhapra, Bihar.
Mithilesh, a pipe fitter hailing from Simari village in Baniyapur, recently modified his Tata Nano car into a helicopter by incorporating basic design features of a helicopter to it.
Even though the car cannot fly, it has design features of a conventional helicopter – like main rotor, tail boom and tail rotor. The rotors and side panels are also fitted with colourful LED lights.
It took almost seven months for Mithilesh and his brother to complete the design and in addition, an investment of seven lakh rupees went into the project.
A 12th class pass out, Mithilesh always dreamt of making helicopters and feels content to drive his “helicopter car” on the road even if he cannot fly one.
Talking about his creation, Mithilesh said, “It was my dream since childhood that I construct a helicopter on my own and fly in it. But I do not have a strong background so I made my car look like a helicopter.”