A 17-year-old school dropout in Cameroon, Vidiol Tsague, has invented the model of a passenger plane that can fly for a few seconds. He has since been drawing in a media buzz within the country.
Cameroon dazed at Vidiol’s Ingenuity
The young designer and innovator has been seen moving around with his innovation which is very a irregularity in Cameroon. The plane, which physically looks precisely like a real airplane, flies with the assistance of a battery and is piloted using a locally-made remote control. It weighs about 3.5 kilograms and it’s approximately two meters long. It was assembled using light nearby materials.
“The remote control that I use is not able to fully control the plane when it’s many feet in the air. The battery that I have is also not good. Sometimes, it gets weak when the plane is in the air, and it automatically goes on a free fall…,” said Vidiol
Tsague moreover said he had been working to come up with the airplane prototype for around eight years. His dream, he added, is to study engineering to be able to make a real airplane that can fly long distances with people on board, but regrets the truth that his poor parents cannot afford to advance his education.
The young airplane designer met with the Authorities
Since the beginning of this month, the young Vidiol Tsague has been received by several government officials in Cameroon, who have promised to not only help him go back to school but also to pursue his dream in the domain of engineering.
InAugust, the teenage inventor and some of his family members were received in audience by Cameroon’s deputy Foreign Minister in charge of relations with the Commonwealth, Felix Mbayu.
Later the same day, they met the Deputy Minister at the Economy Ministry in charge of Planning, Paul Tasong, who marveled at the ingenuity of the boy and pledged to ensure he goes back to the classroom this coming academic year.