Manpowered plane takes off in Shanghai

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Handout photo released Tuesday shows staff preparing for the maiden vovage of a manpowered plane, alleged the first in China, in Fengxian District of Shanghai, March 25, 2009. Plane desiger Mao Yiqing rode on pedals to gear up the 42kg aircraft, which stayed afloat 2.6m high for 20 seconds spanning 126 meters. Mao attempts to put the aircraft mode into mass production despite scepticism over its p
Manpowered plane takes off in Shanghai
Handout photo released Tuesday shows staff preparing for the maiden vovage of a manpowered plane, alleged the first in China, in Fengxian District of Shanghai, March 25, 2009. Plane desiger Mao Yiqing rode on pedals to gear up the 42kg aircraft, which stayed afloat 2.6m high for 20 seconds spanning 126 meters. Mao attempts to put the aircraft mode into mass production despite scepticism over its practicality.
Manpowered plane takes off in Shanghai
Handout photo released Tuesday shows staff preparing for the maiden vovage of a manpowered plane, alleged the first in China, in Fengxian District of Shanghai, March 25, 2009. Plane desiger Mao Yiqing rode onpedalsto gear up the 42kgaircraft, which stayed afloat 2.6m high for 20 seconds spanning 126 meters. Mao attempts to put the aircraft mode into mass production despitescepticism over itspracticality.
Manpowered plane takes off in Shanghai
Handout photo released Tuesday shows Mao Yiqing sitting in his manpowered plane, alleged the first in China, for its maiden vovage in Fengxian District of Shanghai, March 25, 2009. Plane desiger Mao Yiqing rode on pedals to gear up the 42kg aircraft, which stayed afloat 2.6m high for 20 seconds spanning 126 meters. Mao attempts to put the aircraft mode into mass production despite scepticism over its practicality.
Manpowered plane takes off in Shanghai
Handout photo released Tuesday shows Mao Yiqing sitting in his manpowered plane, alleged the first in China, for its maiden vovage in Fengxian District of Shanghai, March 25, 2009. Plane desiger Mao Yiqing rode on pedals to gear up the 42kg aircraft, which stayed afloat 2.6m high for 20 seconds spanning 126 meters. Mao attempts to put the aircraft mode into mass production despite scepticism over its practicality.
Manpowered plane takes off in Shanghai
Journalists take a look at the manpowered plane, alleged the first in China, during a photo opportunity in Shanghai Tuesday April 7, 2009. Plane desiger Mao Yiqing rode on pedals to gear up the 42kg aircraft, which stayed afloat 2.6m high for 20 seconds spanning 126 meters. Mao attempts to put the aircraft mode into mass production despite scepticism over its practicality.

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