Malaysians Are Making Disposable Drone Parts From Pineapple Leaves
The local researchers here in Malaysia has succeeded in creating a way to turn fibre that’s found in discarded pineapple leaves and develop a strong material that’s strong enough to build frames for unmanned aircraft or even drones.
Malaysians create disposable drone parts from pineapple leaves
Seeking for a suitable and sustainable use for pineapple waste, the initiative was led by Professor Mohamed Thariq Hameed Sultan from Universiti Putra Malaysia where he has said “We are transforming the leaf of the pineapple into a fibre that can be used for aerospace application, basically inventing a drone”.
Aside from being a disposable material, he has said that the bio-composite material had a higher-strength-to-weight ratio that those that are made from synthetic fibres.
It seems that the prototype drone was able to fly at a height of 1,000m and was able to stay airborne for roughly 20 minutes. The research team aims to progress even further by creating a larger drone, which hopefully can carry big payloads for agricultural purposes as well as surveillance.
Pokdepinion: It’s definitely a good step for all parties involved. There would be less waste and it actually has a function.