Buckle up: Cambodian students build manned drone to aid community

Inspired at first by a desire to beat their city’s notorious traffic, a group of Cambodian students have designed a prototype drone that they hope can eventually be used to ferry people around Phnom Penh and even help fight fires.

With eight propellers and using a school chair for the pilot’s seat, the drone was developed by students at the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia (NPIC) on the outskirts of the capital.

“The drone, when we see it flying without a pilot, there is a lot of shaking but when I sit on it and fly… it becomes more stable and I feel so excited,” said Lonh Vannsith, 21, the pilot of the drone.

In full: https://www.reuters.com/world/buckle-up-cambodian-students-build-manned-drone-aid-community-2021-09-21/

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