African Talent: Young Student Builds Model Plane and Flies It Amid Cheers

African Talent: Young Student Builds Model Plane and Flies It Amid Cheers

- A student has people talking on social media after building and flying a small aeroplane

- A video was recently shared on LinkedIn in which the student could be seen flying the functional model plane amidst cheers from onlookers

- Social media users have commended the young boy for being innovative

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A student has wowed social media users after building a model aeroplane from scratch and flying it.

In a video that was shared on LinkedIn by Ade Emmanuel Ibikunle, the "aeroplane" could be seen flying into the air as onlookers cheered.

Africans have been exhibiting their creativity in recent times and showing the world that there are great minds on the continent.

Young student in Bayelsa builds small "plane" and flies it amidst jubilation, many react
The young boy could be seen flying the aeroplane prototype he built. Photo credit: Ade Emmanuel Ibikunle
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The comment section of the post was soon flooded with words of encouragement from social media users.

Wuni Bitrus wrote:

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"This is commendable, looking at where he is coming from (Nigeria). I often say what we lack is not the talent but the enabling environment for such talents to thrive. This is a great start for him. Now, what's next?"

Olayemi Asaaju commented:

"Principal Lecturer in Education/Curriculum Studies. Passionate about the Girl-child, Population Edu. and the Environment. Great. Hope this talent won't go to waste?"

In similar news, a boy identified as Abdulmumin Adinoyi Taofiq has got social media talking after building a small 'plane' and flying it. The young boy shared a video on social media in which he could be seen flying the model plane with remote control.

Other young boys who came to witness the event could be heard shouting in excitement as the plane flew into the sky.

In similar news, reported that South Africa's astronautics skills are slowly but surely reaching new heights - literally. A hybrid rocket built by a team of engineers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal recently travelled nearly 18km in the sky successfully breaking African rocket records for distance travelled.

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The previous record for the rocket which is called The Phoenix-1B Mark IIr sounding rocket was set at 10.3km making the latest record even more amazing - and this is something that the South African minister for higher education, science and innovation noted.

Speaking about the record-breaking achievement, Ndzimande said that it was a moment that will go down in history for the country. He also said that the achievement was a game-changer for South African space science.

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