20-Yr-Old Nigerian SS3 Student Builds Drone From Local Materials, People Gather Around to Watch Him
- A 20-year-old man, Rejoice Oghenero, has shown off the drone he built in the presence of people in his community
- The SS3 student said that he tried so many times before he could build an unmanned aircraft that could stand the wind
- Precious added that building a drone has really taught him the virtue of patience as he had to spend a long time learning
A 20-year-old Nigerian man, Rejoice Oghenero, has built an unmanned aircraft (drone) from locally sourced materials. He works from a store he calls his factory.
In a video documentary by Channels TV, the young man could be seen filing the body of one of the aircraft to make it smooth as he coated it with paints.
How he started
Rejoice said he started out drone-making using bamboo. The young man added that it took him a long time before he perfected his skill.
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At a time when he kept hitting a stumbling block, the young man took a long break to make more research.
Rejoice revealed that when he made his first flight in 2013, he could not control the drone as the wind swallowed it up.
The 20-year-old man had to rely on the internet, his Physics textbook and his teacher to improve his creative art.
Only seven survived
The SS3 student explained how different materials used contribute to the whole making. He started out by using a wired remote which always made him lose the aircraft as it can only fly a short distance.
With the ability to create a wireless remote, he said that he can now control it as far as possible. Out of the 50 aircraft he has built, only seven have survived crashes.
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Watch his video below:
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"He’s brilliant tho but wait no body is talking about the small boy that fell down I hope he’s fine."
"FINLAND GOVERNMENT IS WATCHING. NIGERIA GOVERNMENT LOOK AWAY ALREADY."
"I just wish we can have our own toy company in Nigeria....there are whole lots of talents in this country.....drones are needed for security reasons yet our govt still dey think backward."
"️May your helper locate you in Jesus Mighty name. Amen."
"No investor no Nigerian govt. officials will see this until the ‘white man’ comes to cart him away then we will start celebrating them as our own when they’re on a global stage…"
"No mumu politician go see this one oh... rather na one house mate with big bum them go see..."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young man and an aspiring mechanical engineer, Nii Amartei Amarteifio, revealed in a LinkedIn post that nearly four years ago in the university, he started researching rotary-wing aircraft.
That study led him into building one for himself. To achieve that, he would spend more time in his department’s workshop in school as he worked on perfecting his fabrication skills.
He said days after he built the prototype of what he wanted, it never came out well as there were areas that needed to be perfected.