This home-made microlight aircraft uses Pulsar 200 NS engine [Video]

In India, we have come across several videos where people have modified their cars and SUVs. Some of them have even built cars in their own garages. Some people took things to the next level and even tried building an aircraft at home. Many of them failed, while some of them succeeded. Here we have a video of a microlight aircraft from Kerala that was built at home. The aircraft uses a Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS engine.

The video has been uploaded by Village Vartha on their YouTube channel. The video features an interview with the creator behind the lightweight aircraft. Anand has experience in the aviation sector and has worked as an aircraft maintenance engineer. He has worked with many major airline companies in the past. Anand has now quit his job and started working on his own projects. He has built several lightweight flying crafts in the past, and according to him, they were all successful except for a helicopter.

In this video, Anand talks about his latest creation for his client. It is a microlight aircraft that he built himself. Due to various reasons, Anand mentions that he cannot share all the details about the aircraft. He mentions that the structure of this aircraft was built using aluminum, making it lightweight yet strong. It has a basic design with wings and a tail. The wheels used on this aircraft are from an electric two-wheeler.

This home-made microlight aircraft uses Pulsar 200 NS engine [Video]
homemade aircraft

It is a single-person aircraft and it can perform almost all the functions of a regular aircraft. Anand mentions that the engine used for this flight is actually from a Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. The blades are connected to the engine, and the front wheels can be turned left or right using the pilot’s feet. The controls for takeoff and landing are installed in the joystick-like lever in front of the seat.

The wings are covered with a particular type of fabric, which Anand is not ready to reveal. It looks like the material used for parachutes, which can trap air and allow the aircraft to lift. The cloth is neatly placed on the aircraft. Anand then mentions that he is not allowed to fly this aircraft as it is not certified by DGCA. However, he is confident about his creation and is planning to take the aircraft to Tamil Nadu for testing purposes. He can be heard saying that the state government won’t allow him to do test runs in his aircraft.

Anand then mentions that the Pulsar 200 NS engine runs on petrol and, according to his calculations, the aircraft should provide around 8 minutes of flying time with 1 litre of petrol while cruising. This may decrease during takeoff and landing as it requires more thrust during those times. Anand mentions in the video that he is very confident about the product, and it took him around 6 months to finish it. The overall cost of this project is around Rs 2 lakh. He even takes the aircraft for a spin inside the ground where it is parked to demonstrate how it functions. The blades generate enough thrust to actually move the aircraft around.