Building UAE’s first home-grown unmanned aerial vehicle

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From Gulf News

Khalil Al Beloushi, 37, is living proof that it is never too late to build a better future. Having dropped out of secondary school to take up government employment, the father of four recently made a decision to get an education — and get one he did.

Al Beloushi recently finished work on one of the country’s first Emirati-made autonomous quadcopters. He built the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as part of a mechatronics diploma project at Dubai Men’s College (DMC) along with self-professed robotics fanatic, Mohammad Al Shamsi, 25. It took the pair nearly a year to independently research and subsequently build the UAV.

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