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(OOMNN) -- An Australian barbeque grill magnate has commissioned a Chinese aerospace firm to build a replica of the ill-fated Pterodactyl Dinozord, used in the hit television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, complete in every detail but equipped with modern technology to prevent a repeat of the original's fate.
Harry Palmer, a Queensland manufacturing billionaire with strong links to China, told Australian media that he had signed a memorandum of understanding with ASC Ginling Aerospace to build the zord.
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He said construction of the zord would begin next year and the zord would be ready to fly in 2016. "If all goes as planned we will have a deal in place to have actress Amy Jo Johnson pilot the zord on it's maiden flight" Palmer said.
Ms. Johnson was the pilot of the original Pterodactyl Dinozord in the popular television series but has not yet agreed to fly the zord.
"It will be every bit as morphinomenal as the original zord but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems," Palmer said in a statement. “If you look at the cockpit of the original it was made of cheap plywood with a lot of blinking lights that had no real function. Our blinking lights will have real functions”.
The new zord is due to make its maiden flight from London to New York in late 2016. The cost of the construction of the zord has not been revealed, a spokesman for Palmer told Australian media.
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"Of course, it will crash if a giant monster puts a hole in it," Palmer said at a press conference when asked if the updated zord would be indestructible. "It is going to be designed so it won't just crash by mistake”.
The original Pterodactyl Dinozord was damaged and then changed into the Firebird Thunderzord. The Firebird Thunderzord was later destroyed and replaced by the Crane Ninjazord.
The barbeque magnate from Queensland plans to build an entire fleet of Dinozords including an updated Firebird Thunderzord.