French school professor creates foldable plane


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016

Testing it out: Delmarre (right) and an assistant trying out the foldable plane.

Testing it out: Delmarre (right) and an assistant trying out the foldable plane.

A PROFESSOR in French School of Kuala Lumpur (LFKL) spent three years creating a foldable plane, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported.

Jacques Delmarre said he always wanted to make an airplane for himself which motivated him to work on the foldable plane project.

He said he had spent three years creating the plane, where one-third of that time was spent in search of an appropriate engine.

To create an ultra-light plane, Delmarre choose the Japan-based company HKS’s mini engine for his glider.

“I have spent about US$30,000 (RM121,770) so far. I even imported high quality aluminium from the United States for the frame, said Delmarre, who is currently teaching technology subject in LFKL.

He said his plane can only carry a maximum weight of 660kg including the weight of the pilot, passenger and fuel.

Delmarre, who has more than 200 hours of flight time, can also fly seaplanes and has taken part in aerial search and rescue work.

The gliding and engine test held in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday caught the attention of those staying nearby.

> Kwong Wah Yit Poh also reported that a 24-year-old bride was touched when her brother surprised her by wearing a Pikachu outfit during the wedding reception.

The wedding reception was held on Friday in Kangar, Perlis.

Soo Hui Xian said she saw her brother Soo Yu Wen walking out from the dining hall halfway through the reception.

“I thought that he went out to welcome a friend, but after a while, I saw him walk in wearing a Pikachu outfit, which really surprised me,” said Hui Xian, who added she was touched by the gesture as her brother was soaked in sweat when he took off the outfit.

“The Pikachu appearance had made the wedding reception merrier and livelier,” she added.

> A one-year-old toddler was sexually abused by a man when her mother left her at home without supervision.

The incident happened at a house in Hardin Walk in Sibu, Sarawak on Sept 23.

Sin Chew Daily reported that the mother, who is in her 30s, went out to a nearby kindergarten to fetch the toddler’s sibling, and left the toddler with her six-year-old brother at home.

The mother only locked the gate when she went out. The main entrance door was left unlocked.

It was reported that a man in his 20s entered the house and sexually abused the toddler. He left at around 11am. The woman was in shock when she returned home and saw her daughter’s private parts bleeding.

The toddler was taken to hospital and the police are looking for the suspect.

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