SAE Aero Design Team Takes First Place at SAE Aero Design West Competition

SAE Aero Design Team Takes First Place at SAE Aero Design West Competition
April 7, 2014
The SAE Aero Design Team from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University won first place overall in the Regular Class of the international SAE Aero Design West Competition in Fort Worth, TX over the weekend of March 28 – 30, 2014.

April 7, 2014
By Jan McHarg
Texas A & M University online

Competing against 33 schools from five countries, the team also took first place in oral presentation and a second place in the design report competition. The 2014 team was led by Technical Captain Russell Trahan along with Business Captain and Stability & Control Lead Brookelynn Russey, Aerodynamics Lead Chris Lizaso, Structures Lead Armando Padilla, and Metrology & Operations Lead Chris Bertagne.

The SAE Aero Design competition is intended to provide undergraduate and graduate engineering students with a real-life engineering challenge: design, build, and fly an original R/C aircraft capable of lifting as much weight as possible within the competition’s design constraints.

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