Nitesh Kumar, an engineering student hailing from Madhubani district of north Bihar, studying in Mohali-based Chandigarh Engineering College has designed an innovative helicopter with four rotor engines. It has been depicted in Bollywood film “3 Idiots”.
He demonstrated this indigenous model in Patna on Sunday before a group of mediapersons and aero-modelling enthusiasts.
Nitesh has built a ‘quadrotor’ that can fly at a considerable altitude. He claimed that the device is an ideal aid for aerial surveillance. It has a GPS system, three cameras and micro-controlled processor and while in flight, it can simultaneously send live video footage to a computer screen.
He named his product A Heart’s Wing and hoped that he would get assistance from the state government to enhance his prototype model.
Student of the fourth semester Nitesh toiled for a year to design and assemble this prototype.
He said so far he had done everything on his own but now want to be guided in the right direction. If the state government provides some assistance, then he can further modify his innovative creation, he told mediapersons.
He said he would like to increase the accuracy for automated flight, after which it could be operated by a person positioned in a single location.
The device's range can be increased up to five kilometres and aerial surveillance can be done from quite some distance. This would definitely reduce the dependency of government and expenditure on helicopters and can useful in flood-hit areas or where army personnel can not reach easily.
According to reports the Rural Development Minister of Bihar, Nitish Mishra learnt about Nitesh’s creative talent, and brought it to the notice of the central and state governments as well as former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.
As he is the son of a small farmer from flood prone Madhubani district he hoped that his chopper would be of great help to the people of the state.