S 'garh youth's model aircrafts now a big hit

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S 'garh youth's model aircrafts now a big hit

Monday, 13 June 2022 | MAlAY RAY | SUNDARGARH

A youth of Sundargarh during his childhood days was dreaming to make aeroplane and he is now making remote control operated model aircrafts in reality by using wastage material.


Two research professionals from Jaipur, Rajasthan, visited him at Sundargarh and took training under him. An aero modeler from Surat, Gujarat, purchased his prepared Indigo Airbus-A 320 model aircraft.


Ankit Pandia (22) of Sunaripada, Sundargarh has completed his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Sundargarh Engineering school last year. He started designing a model of Indigo Airbus A-320 at his home, from wastage material by using thermocool, aluminium, can, slipper chappal (to make wheel of aircraft), cycle spoke, plywood,  electronic component, wire, light and motor.


Ankit almost took one year to complete the model Indigo Airbus A-320 aeroplane.  Ankit used to upload his  design and work on facebook and one James, a man from USA, after noticing his beautiful design of Airbus A-320 and his interest in designing different types of aircraft, had befriended with him and had come to his house at Sundargarh about two years ago and  had spent time with him and his family. 


Ankit designed and prepared a remote control operated model aircraft through wastage material which he had used in making Indigo Airbus A-320 model aeroplane and only added speed control, propeller and one battery for remote control operated model aircraft.  The length of the remote control plane designed and prepared by him is  four feet and both the wings are of 2.5 ft each. He thereafter prepared drone (quadcopter) through wastage material which he completed in seven days. Later, he completed one drone (Hexacopter) aircraft. The quadcopter runs 60 km per hour speed by remote control and it can also carry 500 gram material in it. He thereafter has prepared two air boats through wastage material and electronic component, which are running through remote control. He subsequently designed and made one backpack para motor aircraft. He is now making a hangglider aircraft, through wastage material.


“It was always my dream to make aircraft since my childhood days. I am designing and preparing aircraft and other items, through wastage material. If Government supports me, I would like to prepare an original aircraft one day and would like fly in that aircraft,” said Ankit  


“My aim is also to be a pilot,” added Ankit


Two research professionals identified as Punesh Sharma (Research associate of IIT, Kanpur) and Rajendra Prasad, of Jaipur, Rajasthan , after noticing the paramotor aircraft design of Ankit through YouTube, had come  to Sundargarh during the month of February this year, to take training under Ankit and stayed at Sundargarh for five days and prepared two paramotor aircraft models.

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