Morris Mbetsa invents drone that carries passengers

Morris Mbetsa invents drone that carries passengers

- Morris Mbetsa, a Kenyan inventor, has made flying taxis

- Morris has been fascinated with technology since his childhood days

- According to Morris, the passenger drones are needed in African more than anywhere else

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A Kenyan inventor known as Morris Mbetsa has created drones that capable of flying human beings in the air, and have become known as flying taxis.

In a report spotted by on Face2FaceAfrica, the gentleman comes from an extremely poor background. He had to go through thick and thin to get out of that situation and become who he is today.

According to him, he has been fascinated with technologies right from childhood. Morris says when he was growing up, he never liked to watch television as many other children do.

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He decided to fix and join electric cables in his room in an attempt to make something out of them.

When he got the idea of making the passenger drones, it became popular and Morris had the privilege of going to the Notre Dame University in the US for aeronautical training.

After that, he mentioned that there was an attempt to embark on his project in a manner in which Africa would not benefit from it.

Morris Mbetsa insisted that cannot be the case as Africa needs the project more than any other people. He made it clear that it is in Africa that bad roads abound.

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Morris opined that it is Africa that needs to get the taste of flying taxies and build them in abundance. Morris turned down the offer and returned to continue building on his invention.

So far, the flying taxies can carry only one passenger at a time and fly 10 to 30 feet above the ground for 25 minutes. There are plans to develop it with more amazing specifications with time.

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