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Entrepreneur’s hand-built aircraft tested (2)

(People's Daily Online)    14:51, May 27, 2016
Entrepreneur’s hand-built aircraft tested
Wang Hewen and his aircraft.

An ultra-light aircraft made by a local entrepreneur had a successful test flight on Wednesday in Dongguan, Guangdong province, chinanews.com reported.

The entrepreneur, Wang Hewen, told chinanews.com that he designed and built the aircraft by himself. After graduating from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Wang pursued a career in business, giving up his specialization for economic reasons. Though he was satisfied by his work, Wang’s dream of flying never faded.

In order to carry out the ambition of a deceased friend, also an aviation enthusiast, Wang decided to finally devote himself to aircraft manufacturing. Based on what he learned in college, he started to build his first aircraft. In some cases Wang had to get creative; he cooperated with a furniture factory to produce a high-precision aerofoil. He was also assisted by experts from his alma mater.

Wang said that the test flight is only the start of his dream. With extensive applications in agriculture and freight transportation, Wang believes China will soon embrace the rapid development of general aviation. Wang plans to start producing the ultra-light aircraft in Guangdong, in cooperation with Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 


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