Cambodian students create drone from school chair

Cambodian students have developed and designed a prototype drone from a school chair by adding a structure with eight propellers which is able to fly for about ten minutes for a distance of one kilometer, carrying a pilot with no more than 60 kilogrammes.

The students say that such a drone could be utilised for urban transport in Cambodia and for special tasks, such as for fighting fires or helping in natural disasters such as floods.

The prototype was developed by students at the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia in Phnom Penh in three years and cost around $20,000 to build.

According to co-developer Lonh Vannsith, 21, the drone is stable to fly and currently rises as much as four meters, but the team hopes it will eventually fly far higher.

Domestically made drones as air taxi and firefighter equipment

Vannsith added that the group of students “wanted to solve some problems for our society by making a taxi drone and… inventing drones for firefighters.” He explained that the drone could reach the upper floors of a building to bring a hose if a fire truck could not reach the area.

Parts for the drone had to be purchased from abroad, said Sarin Sereyvatha, the polytechnic institute’s head of research and development technology.

The team is currently working on improving the design to enable the drone to take more weight and fly over longer distances and at greater heights.

Eventually, they plan to produce the drone in larger numbers and sell it on the market, Sarin said.



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Cambodian students have developed and designed a prototype drone from a school chair by adding a structure with eight propellers which is able to fly for about ten minutes for a distance of one kilometer, carrying a pilot with no more than 60 kilogrammes. The students say that such a drone could be utilised for urban transport in Cambodia and for special tasks, such as for fighting fires or helping in natural disasters such as floods. The prototype was developed by students at the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia in Phnom Penh in three years and cost around $20,000 to...

Cambodian students have developed and designed a prototype drone from a school chair by adding a structure with eight propellers which is able to fly for about ten minutes for a distance of one kilometer, carrying a pilot with no more than 60 kilogrammes.

The students say that such a drone could be utilised for urban transport in Cambodia and for special tasks, such as for fighting fires or helping in natural disasters such as floods.

The prototype was developed by students at the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia in Phnom Penh in three years and cost around $20,000 to build.

According to co-developer Lonh Vannsith, 21, the drone is stable to fly and currently rises as much as four meters, but the team hopes it will eventually fly far higher.

Domestically made drones as air taxi and firefighter equipment

Vannsith added that the group of students “wanted to solve some problems for our society by making a taxi drone and… inventing drones for firefighters.” He explained that the drone could reach the upper floors of a building to bring a hose if a fire truck could not reach the area.

Parts for the drone had to be purchased from abroad, said Sarin Sereyvatha, the polytechnic institute’s head of research and development technology.

The team is currently working on improving the design to enable the drone to take more weight and fly over longer distances and at greater heights.

Eventually, they plan to produce the drone in larger numbers and sell it on the market, Sarin said.



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