Engineering students of Peshawar university build ‘rescue’ drone

Engineering students build ‘rescue drone’ in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A group of six engineering students of Sarhad University, Peshawar, were seen successfully executing ‘rescue’ drone. The remote-controlled drone flew in the air for several minutes at a height few thousand feet above the ground in a demonstration.

The idea behind the project was to show everyone that drones can be friendly too, opposed to the image shown on media everyday.

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Project Head Engineer Anisur Rehman highlighted that the project was a low cost one at only Rs. 100,00, compared to the expensive drones being made by companies around the world.

Weighing a total of 2.5 kilograms, the drone can fly up to a height of seven thousand feet and can be controlled with the help of a remote controller within a thousand-meter range.

“For better navigation and control, we have also installed a GPS system in the plane.”

An impressive advancement has been observed towards building unmanned aerial vehicles since the Pakistan Army introduced its first aerial fleet back in 2013.

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Dawood Khan, one of the engineering students who took part in the project shed light on future prospects for the device.

“If the government works on the project further, the rescue drone could easily be utilised as a rescue plane or even an air ambulance,” he said.

Source: Dawn


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