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Efforts by a man from Nyeri to fly his home-made aircraft suffered another blow on Saturday afternoon after it failed to take off.

Gabriel Nderitu, 48, from Othaya is the man behind a gallant idea of coming up with the first locally assembled aircraft, but his attempt to fly has for the sixth time failed.

Mr nderitu told the Nation at Kiawara area in Kieni West Sub-County that he developed interest in aeronautical engineering soon after completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from the University of Nairobi and later changed course and went for to a hardware engineering career.

“Interest drove me, and I am trying to encourage local innovation and research,” Mr Nderitu said.

In his latest attempt to fly, Mr Nderitu, with his team of five young men whom he hired two years ago, decided to improve the ground for take-off by making temporary platforms using wood boards.

The platform was to assist the aircraft ascend after taking off from the runway.

The incident attracted tens of curious onlookers with some opting to take videos and photos using their mobile phones.

And after two hours, Mr Nderitu made sure that everything was set for his test.

CRASH-LANDED

However, the aircraft nosedived after hitting the platform and crash-landed a few metres away.

However, there was no one on board since it was being operated using a remote control device.

Mr Nderitu said that he had travelled from Nairobi using a truck to come to Kiawara ground so that he could carry out his test because he could not find a good testing ground for his aircraft near the city.

He is now planning to request the Ministry of Roads and Infrastructure to allow him to test his next aircraft project one of the tarmacked airstrips that are not in use currently.

One of them is the Nyaribo airstrip in the outskirts of Nyeri Town which, since its rehabilitation three years ago, is still not in use.

Mr Nderitu said he has incurred a lot of loss since he started his innovation, adding that many of the parts he uses including the engine are all imported.

When the aircraft crash landed on Saturday, it broke and many of its parts were destroyed.

Mr Nderitu said it will take time before he pieces them back to form.

Mid-2014, during a similar test in Nyeri, when Nation team caught up with him, he said he had no training in aeronautical engineering.

He, however, uses the Internet to get the information he uses in his work.

“When I decided to build an aircraft, I bought books related to this line of interest.

“I used the Internet to do my research and for over five years now and the progress is good. Much of what I have done is private research and experimentation,” said Mr Nderitu.
 

Ingia

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he may not be reinventing the wheel but remember too how many times Thomas Alva Edison failed before getting the electric bulb right...
This edison motherfucker hijacked other people's ideas. And I think some black nigger assistant did alot of the work on the bulb.
They plane guy is making bad name for us kenyans by calling himself some sort of an engineer.
 
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Deorro

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wakenya jamaneni you never appreciate your own... jkuat waunde laptop mnasema wameiba vaio logo
 

Ingia

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Most people supporting him think airplanes are a very complicated tech but the truth is people make it at home with cloth and strings, and our guy here would be a laughing stock in comparison.

Laptop people took a proven method materials and tools and tried to make a commercially viable product. The plane guy should take a proven light aircraft design and try to make a commercially viable product. Just google home made aircraft and you will see how much this guy is heading in an expensive impossible direction while people out there are doig it easily. Or he should endeavour to come up with a product of an entirely new, or partly new concept. Wright brothers took the old concept of gliders and newly invented four sroke engine and made a first true practical flying machine. What this guy is doing is zero.

I mean. This is stupid. How do I go to a garage and try to make a mobile phone by building a crude radio and covering it in welded metal. Stupid people will think am an innovator while someone with a sensible perspective will know that their is little value in my effort.
 
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Deorro

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Laptop people took a proven method materials and tools and tried to make a commercially viable product. The plane guy should take a proven light aircraft design and try to make a commercially viable product. Just google home made aircraft and you will see how much this guy is heading in an expensive impossible direction while people out there are doig it easily. Or he should endeavour to come up with a product of an entirely new, or partly new concept. Wright brothers took the old concept of gliders and newly invented four sroke engine and made a first true practical flying machine. What this guy is doing is zero.

I mean. This is stupid. How do I go to a garage and try to make a mobile phone by building a crude radio and covering it in welded metal. Stupid people will think am an innovator while someone with a sensible perspective will know that their is little value in my effort.
maybe he is working on a huge drone... you never know
 

agik

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wakenya jamaneni you never appreciate your own... jkuat waunde laptop mnasema wameiba vaio logo
The first rule of entreprenuership/invention is that you have to take away some pain, for the person(s) you are trying to invent for. If you just invent for the sake of invention, its very hard to get appreciated
 

Mr Black

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I appreciate his effort ( regardless of the vanity of this project or the fact that its been done). What matters is that he is doing something positive with his life while others are wasting their's.

There are no absolutes in this life he might just come up with something new or this vain project could push others to try out their own ideas.
 

agik

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what did the Taifa laptop copy fro vaio laptops?
I have not seen the laptop nor see how it works, the specs and what not - but news reports put it as having inferior specs than other brands retailing at the same asking price.
But that is beside the point. If they cannot come up with an original brand logo, they sound/look like the SQNY and NOKLA copy cats, only difference is that theirs is selling at a higher price than the "originals"
 
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