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This appears to be a video of a homemade airplane made in China by a farmer called the “Shanzhai huaxiangji” via Kottke. It’s hard to tell what’s actually going on, it could be a fake but there are some interesting things about what it’s called — more about the airplane (name) here. “Shanzhai” means homemade or counterfeit and there are tons of other “Shanzhai” projects literally floating around! This could be a Shanzhai Shanzhai if it’s fake!

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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