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Build It From Scratch and Make It Fly - the SAE Aero Design Competition

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 20, 2006 - The task sounds simple enough – pilot a radio-controlled plane to take off and land while carrying a small cargo.

One more thing – you have to conceive, design and fabricate the plane yourself.

That's the daunting challenge that faces student competitors in SAE International's Aero Design East Competition, which will be held April 21-23 in Marietta, Ga., at the Cobb County Radio Control Modeler's Club.

Nearly 50 teams from colleges and universities across the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Mexico will match engineering skills during the three-day event. The teams are scored on lifting ability, controllability and structural strength. The aircraft must take off within 200 feet and land within 400 feet while carrying the maximum payload.

Registered teams for the 2006 SAE Aero Design East competition include: 

  • Cedarville University - JACKETS   
  • College of New Jersey - TCNJ LIONS   
  • Ecole De Technologie Superieure - ACE 
  • Embry-Riddle Aero University-Daytona Bch - Lead Feathers 
  • Federal University of Uberlandia - TUCANO 
  • Kansas State University - The Big Kahuna  
  • Lafayette College - Acopian Air  
  • Lawrence Tech University (Inst) - Blue Devil Flying Aces   
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering - Brew Force One   
  • Mississippi State University - When Pigs Fly   
  • North Carolina A & T State University - Aggie One   
  • Ohio State University - Feathered Anchors 
  • Parks College of St Louis University - Flyers of St. Louis University 
  • Parks College of St Louis University - Micro Flyers of St. Louis University 
  • Parks College of St Louis University Park's - Micro Flyers 
  • Polytechnic University -Brooklyn - Flying Blind 
  • Rice University - Koalas in Flight 
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Aero 
  • Rutgers University - Scarlet Knights 
  • Rutgers University - The Wingman 
  • Ryerson University - Eh! 380 
  • Stevens Inst of Tech - microDuck 
  • Texas Tech University - Flying Tigers 
  • Turabo University - Leviatán 
  • US Military Academy - Flying Ostriches 
  • Union College - Flying Dutchmen 
  • Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais - ALE-UFMG 
  • Universidade de Sao Paulo - EESC-USP 
  • University of Akron - Fear the Roo One 
  • University of Akron - Fear the Roo Too 
  • University of Cincinnati - AeroCats 
  • University of Cincinnati -  Bearcraft Systems 
  • University of Dayton - The Flying SPUD 
  • University of Evansville - AerospACES 
  • University of Kansas-Lawrence -  AeroHawk Design 
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth - The Great Bustard 
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth - UMass Flyer 
  • University of Missouri-Rolla - AAVG 
  • University of Puerto Rico - Amanecer_M 
  • University of Puerto Rico - Amanecer_R 
  • University of Windsor - Pegasus 
  • University of Windsor - Starscream 
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville - Phlying Pioneers 
  • Warsaw University of Technology - 32FLY 
  • Warsaw University of Technology - Phoenix 
  • Widener University - The Primes 
  • Wright State University - Micro Raiders 
  • Wright State University - Team Raider 

 

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