SAE Aero Design Series
This Design Competition is a relatively unique one. Each team is required to design and build a remote controlled plane with a combined wingspan, height, and length that may not exceed 175 inches. The competition consists of three events, a takeoff event, a 360 degree flight circuit, as well as a payload flight. The 2013 competition was held in Van Nuys, Calif. The 2014 competition will be held in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information on the Aero Design Series, please visit: SAE Aero Design Series.
Platteville's Aero team
The team consists of a group of dedicated engineering students who design aircraft structures and aerodynamics to build an airplane that can lift a large amount of payload, with the lightest and strongest possible structure. The Platteville branch came alive again in 2012. In 2013, UW-Platteville flew its first competition in Van Nuys, Calif., where they placed 22nd out of 34 teams. With this great achievement, the group is moving forward with designs for the 2014 competition with high hopes.
Aero SAE — West Competition
Dates: March 28–30, 2014
Location: Thunderbird Field, Texas and
Fort Worth, Texas