As a child Mr Rohit Dey used to wonder how birds fly. Later at school he became passionate about miniature aircraft and similar devices. Today at the age of 16 he is building his own Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and has developed a quadrotor with a unique design. Mr Rohit, currently studying in 11th standard at Kendriya Vidyalaya in National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) campus, has five UAV prototypes of different sizes and weight to his credit. Now he has set his sights on building a UAV. His recent prototype ‐ Nayan (eye) ‐ has innovative inverted fans to lift the UAV. Mr Rohit has programmed the remote control and the UAV can hover up to a height of 150 metres and be on air up to a duration of 20 minutes. It uses a rechargeable lithium battery and weighs about 650 gm. It was built at a cost of 8,000.
Source: Asian Age
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