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16 Unique Inventions and Self-Made Vehicles From China

World | News18 | January 1, 2018, 12:35 pm
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 A 50-year-old farmer sits in his homemade plane on the roof of his house in Qifu village in China. It took him about 28,000 yuan ($4,381) and over two years time to make, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

A 50-year-old farmer sits in his homemade plane on the roof of his house in Qifu village in China. It took him about 28,000 yuan ($4,381) and over two years time to make, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 Su Daocheng rides his home-made mechanical horse vehicle on a street in Shiyan. Su spent nearly 2 months making this 1.5 metre high and 2-metre long horse, which weighed 250 kilograms with 4 legs and 2 supportive wheels, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

Su Daocheng rides his home-made mechanical horse vehicle on a street in Shiyan. Su spent nearly 2 months making this 1.5 metre high and 2-metre long horse, which weighed 250 kilograms with 4 legs and 2 supportive wheels, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 A homemade submarine named

A homemade submarine named "Shenlong-3" made by Zhang Junlin is pictured at a factory in Fuyang, Anhui. Zhang spent 2 years with his team to build the 15-metre-long (49-ft) submarine, which weighs about 25 tons and can hold up to 20 people. (Image: Reuters)

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 Xu Zhiyun is seen driving his home-made motorised mini-vehicle in Shanghai. Xu spent over two years to complete the mini-vehicle measuring 60cm (24 inches) by 35cm (14 inches) by 40cm (16 inches), which has a 77cc engine and five gear ranges. (Image: Reuters)

Xu Zhiyun is seen driving his home-made motorised mini-vehicle in Shanghai. Xu spent over two years to complete the mini-vehicle measuring 60cm (24 inches) by 35cm (14 inches) by 40cm (16 inches), which has a 77cc engine and five gear ranges. (Image: Reuters)

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 Liu Fulong tests his home-made wooden electronic vehicle in Shenyang. The vehicle Liu created weighed more than 200 kilograms, has a top speed of up to 30km/h and the power capacity to travel up to 20km after one charge, according to local media. (Image: Reuters)

Liu Fulong tests his home-made wooden electronic vehicle in Shenyang. The vehicle Liu created weighed more than 200 kilograms, has a top speed of up to 30km/h and the power capacity to travel up to 20km after one charge, according to local media. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Chinese flag is seen as Liu Wanyong performs on his invention, an improvised bicycle which is held afloat by plastic tubes, in Zhenning. Liu is a grassroots inventor who mostly creates things that are related to the traditional village lives of the ethnic minority people in Guizhou. (Image: Reuters)

A Chinese flag is seen as Liu Wanyong performs on his invention, an improvised bicycle which is held afloat by plastic tubes, in Zhenning. Liu is a grassroots inventor who mostly creates things that are related to the traditional village lives of the ethnic minority people in Guizhou. (Image: Reuters)

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 A home-made airship, made by 29-year-old local man Shi Songbo, lifts off during a test flight in Ningling county of Shangqiu. The 10-metre-long, 23-metre-high, two-seated airship has performed eight successful flights trials, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

A home-made airship, made by 29-year-old local man Shi Songbo, lifts off during a test flight in Ningling county of Shangqiu. The 10-metre-long, 23-metre-high, two-seated airship has performed eight successful flights trials, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 A farmer drives his home-made replica of a Lamborghini with his grandson in Zhengzhou. The replica is mainly made of scrapped metals and parts from electric bicycles, bears five sets of batteries and can travel as far as 60 km (37 miles) when fully charged, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

A farmer drives his home-made replica of a Lamborghini with his grandson in Zhengzhou. The replica is mainly made of scrapped metals and parts from electric bicycles, bears five sets of batteries and can travel as far as 60 km (37 miles) when fully charged, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 Beijing-based artist Matt Hope built a

Beijing-based artist Matt Hope built a "breathing bicycle" as a way of protecting himself from air pollution. While pedalling, electricity is generated for the power to activate the system to filter out haze and provide the rider with clean air, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 He Liang rides his home-made suitcase vehicle along a street in Changsha. The suitcase has a top speed of up to 20km/h and the power capacity to travel up to 50-60km after one charge, according to local media. (Image: Reuters)

He Liang rides his home-made suitcase vehicle along a street in Changsha. The suitcase has a top speed of up to 20km/h and the power capacity to travel up to 50-60km after one charge, according to local media. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man drives his home-made armoured vehicle on a street in Shenyang. The cannons on the vehicles can fire paintballs and smoke shells, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

A man drives his home-made armoured vehicle on a street in Shenyang. The cannons on the vehicles can fire paintballs and smoke shells, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man drives an improvised tractor with 12 brooms tied in the rear, as he tries to clean a road in Mohe, Heilongjiang. (Image: Reuters)

A man drives an improvised tractor with 12 brooms tied in the rear, as he tries to clean a road in Mohe, Heilongjiang. (Image: Reuters)

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 Zhang Haiyong adjusts his home-made plane in Binzhou, Shandong. Zhang spent five months and more than 8,000 yuan ($1312.80) to build the plane made from steel bars, canvas and used car engines. (Image: Reuters)

Zhang Haiyong adjusts his home-made plane in Binzhou, Shandong. Zhang spent five months and more than 8,000 yuan ($1312.80) to build the plane made from steel bars, canvas and used car engines. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man drives his home-made motorcycle in Manas, Xinjiang Uighur. Abulajon, a 30-year-old Uighur worker from a sewage treatment plant, spent a year making his 0.3 tonnes motorcycle measuring 4.3 metres (14 feet) in length and 2.4 metres (7.8 feet) in height, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

A man drives his home-made motorcycle in Manas, Xinjiang Uighur. Abulajon, a 30-year-old Uighur worker from a sewage treatment plant, spent a year making his 0.3 tonnes motorcycle measuring 4.3 metres (14 feet) in length and 2.4 metres (7.8 feet) in height, local media reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 Sun Jifa moves a brick as he works to build his new house in Yong Ji county, Jilin. Chinese farmer Sun nearly spent two years guiding his two nephews to build him prosthesis from scrap metal, plastic and rubber. Over the years, Sun and his nephews have built about 300 prosthetic limbs for people in need, charging 3000 RMB ($476) each. (Image: Reuters)

Sun Jifa moves a brick as he works to build his new house in Yong Ji county, Jilin. Chinese farmer Sun nearly spent two years guiding his two nephews to build him prosthesis from scrap metal, plastic and rubber. Over the years, Sun and his nephews have built about 300 prosthetic limbs for people in need, charging 3000 RMB ($476) each. (Image: Reuters)

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 A 58-year-old farmer works with his family members on his home-made aircraft in Shenyang, Liaoning. The 5m long, 1.5m wide plane, mostly made of recycled iron plates, cost the aircraft enthusiast and his family two years and more than 40,000 yuan ($6,349), according to local media. (Image: Reuters)

A 58-year-old farmer works with his family members on his home-made aircraft in Shenyang, Liaoning. The 5m long, 1.5m wide plane, mostly made of recycled iron plates, cost the aircraft enthusiast and his family two years and more than 40,000 yuan ($6,349), according to local media. (Image: Reuters)