Meet The 18-Year-Old Cameroonian Who Builds Planes and Drones From Local Materials 

Vidiol Tsague

A 19-year-old high school dropout from Cameroon, Vidiol Tsague, has made passenger planes and drones built using local materials that can fly for minutes. Vidiol Tsague has been working on designing and putting together his innovations for the past eight years. He used local materials like cardboard, cartoons, wires, etc. Three years ago, due to the ongoing Anglophone crisis in Northwestern Cameroon, Vidiol dropped out of school. Innovation has been his newfound passion.

The aircraft, which physically resembles a genuine passenger carrier, is flown by a battery and is controlled by a remote control that was produced in the area. It’s around 3.5 kilos in weight and roughly two meters long. Light local materials were used in its production.

Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

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