Aerospace Engineering Team is Top U.S. Team and 4th Overall at SAE International Competition

A team of four WPI AE students earned a fourth-place finish in the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design West Competition. The event invites international collegiate teams to conceive, design, and build a radio controlled aircraft that can take off and land while carrying the maximum cargo. Learn more...

 A team of four WPI Aerospace Engineering students competed in the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design West Competition held April 12-14, 2013 in Los Angeles, Ca. The WPI 'Quarter Chord Quartet' of Kyle Crathern, Reinaldo Lopes, Timothy Momose, and Neil Pomerleau (all AE '13), advised by AE Program Professors Simon Evans and David Olinger, competed in the Micro-Aircraft class. These teams had to build and successfully fly small micro-aircraft that were designed to lift the most payload weight with the lightest aircraft. The WPI team finished 4th out of 28 teams in their class and was the top placed U.S. team, narrowly missing a podium finish. For more information please visit https://www.wpi.edu/academics/aero/ae-team.html.

April 23, 2013

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