04.05.2016 Aircrafts built by Warsaw University of Technology students won in the overall standings
Aircrafts built by Warsaw University of Technology students won in the overall standings in each of the three competition categories of SAE Aero Design West held on 22 - 24 April in California (USA).
SAE Aero Design is a competition of students of technical universities around the world, which takes place in the US in two editions - East and West. The task of young engineers is to design and build a remote-controlled model of heavy-lift aircraft. The team wins, whose aircraft is able to lift the heaviest payload at lowest possible weight of their model. Aircrafts compete in three classes: Micro, Regular and Advanced. Aircraft models were evaluated by representatives of the US space agency NASA and specialists from aviation companies such as Boeing or Lockheed Martin.
The winner in the overall standings of Micro class was the aircraft Skylark from Warsaw University of Technology. Silver went to AKL Aero Design team from Poznań University of Technology.
In Advanced class, Polish teams also dominated in the overall standings. Team Baccarat Warsaw University of Technology won gold, and bronze medal went to AERO TEAM ILK from AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.
The team from Warsaw University of Technology - Dragonfly - won in the overall standings of Regular class.
This year's competition attracted more than 70 teams from around the world, including teams from the United States, Canada, Mexico, India and Turkey.
Source : PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland