He spent eight months building the yellow model seen here, using the money he made from repairing cellphones and computers. Some of the parts were sourced from a disused plane.
A camera beneath the helicopter connected to a small screen on the dashboard gives the pilot ground vision, and he communicates via a small transmitter.
Mubarak says he learned the basics of helicopter flying through the internet after he decided it would be easier to build a helicopter than a car.
Mubarak is now working on a new machine which “will be a radical improvement on the first one in terms of sophistication and aesthetics.”