People are now using drones in a large number of fields. From surveillance research to scientific and from movie recording to product delivery to even parties, these drones are being utilized nearly everywhere these days. However, some Malaysian specialists have discovered a technique to create these drones even smarter. They are working on making drone parts made of pineapple leaves.
Researchers from Malaysia are succeeded in developing an approach in which they have transformed discarded pineapple leaves to create a material that has the ability to be utilized for developing frames for drones.
According to a report issued by Reuters, this project of developing drones from discarded pineapple leaves is led by Professor Mohamed Thariq Hameed Sultan at the Putra University of Malaysia that is established 65km from Kuala Lumpur, has been concentrating on modifying pineapple leaves into a fiber that can be utilized in several aerospace applications.
Currently, Mohamed Thariq, along with his team, have produced a fiber that has the ability to be utilized for developing parts of the drone. According to his statement to the news agency, drones that will be developed with bio-composite material have a greater strength-to-weight ratio compared with those created from synthetic fibers.
He further stated that these drones are lighter, more economical, and more effortless to dispose of. This indicates that even if a drone built of this fiber got broken or infected, it would degrade within 15 days after being buried in the ground, making these drones eco-friendly.
Although it all appears excellent in theory, however, is it any good in reality?
According to reports, the researchers have developed prototype drones capable of flying to a height of approximately 1,000 meters and staying in the air for approximately 20 minutes.
The researchers are presently intending to create a bigger drone utilizing this method to be utilized in several real-life conditions, including delivering heavier payloads and including more sensors with additional things.