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29.03.2016 The success of Wroclaw University of Technology students at SAE Aero Design East in the US

JetStream team of Wroclaw University of Technology students was second in the overall standing general standings in advanced class in the prestigious competitions of young designers SAE Aero Design East in Fort Worth, Texas. 70 teams competed.

Andrzej Charytoniuk from the press office of Wroclaw University of Technology told PAP that in advanced class second place in the overall standings went to the model "Lower Silesian".

"This model weighing 3.5 kilograms can lift a payload weighing more than 12 kg. It was built by students from the team JetStream. Our students also won more places on the podium in each category than any other team in this competition" - added Charytoniuk.

The main task of the models participating in the competition is to lift the heaviest load in relation to the model’s own mass. In addition, the jury assesses the reliability of models, measured by the number of successful take-offs. Also rated are technical solutions applied in the construction of aircrafts.

This year, Wrocław students entered the competition with two aircraft models. In addition to winning second place in the overall standings in advanced class, "Lower Silesian" was also second on the podium in technical presentation and took third place in drop accuracy.

The second model "Spirit of Kosciuszko" took second place in micro class of in the heaviest payload competition (1.6 kg) and third place in technical presentation.

Students from Wroclaw University of Technology Team JetStream participated in the annual competition SAE Aero Design East for the eighth time. Their greatest success was the victory of their aircraft competing in micro class in 2014.

SAE Aero Design East is co-organized by the American defence company Lockheed Martin and the US space agency NASA. This prestigious competition, with attracts students from around the world, is organized since 1986. The task of young engineers is to design, build and fly 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.

This year, 70 student teams from countries including Egypt, India, Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico, China and Poland competed on 11-13 of March in Fort Worth, Texas.

PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland