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UNILORIN Students Construct Aircraft Prototype!

Two 500 level students of the Department of
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ilorin,

Ali David and Patrick Effiong, have constructed
an aircraft prototype.
The duo told newsmen in Ilorin that they had
nurtured the passion to construct the aircraft
when they were in 100 level, adding that it was
now their final year project.

David noted that many of his colleagues were
skeptical when they first broached the subject,
adding that they were not deterred by the
challenges they faced.
“What we are actually working on is a machine
that will lift up itself throughthe law of
aerodynamics and having an engine, a propeller
and the fuselage,” he added.

Effiong, on his part, said: “With some of our
lecturers backing us, we were motivated; we
decided that we can carry out the construction.
“Ali brought the idea to me that he had the
dream of constructing an aircraft, but I didn’t
really buy the idea then and I thought he had
forgotten about it.
“ So when we got to 400 level, he raised the idea

Also speaking with newsmen, the project
supervisor, Dr Tajudeen Ajiboye,said the
students had demonstrated a high level of
intellectualism inspite of the challenges they
Ajiboye, who said the students were faced with
the problems of materials and manpower at the
initial stage, commended them for their tenacity
to accomplish the project. (NAN)

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