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Annual event sponsored by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International, specifically directed toward college students interested in aeronautical engineering. The competition is integrated into the engineering curriculum as a year-long project (first-year students through seniors).

Compete in the regular class against other teams from around the world.

Design, build, test, and fly a heavy-lift radio-controlled aircraft with a set of constraints:

  • Airlift the most weight possible
  • Aircraft weight limit of 55 lbs.
  • No dimensional constraints
  • Powered by a single electric motor with a 1,000 watt limiter
  • No fiber-reinforced plastics can be used as construction materials
  • The plane has to take off within 100 feet and land within 400 feet   



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