SAE Aero Design

 Competition Location and Date:
    Forth Worth, Texas
    March 15-17, 2013 

    The Advanced Class 2013 competition has the following mission challenges: lift heavy payload, stream both live telemetry data and first person view (FPV) video feed, and finally lift and expend a “humanitarian package” during flight. The Advanced class is truly interdisciplinary as it calls for multiple skill sets considering aerospace, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineers. The table below shows a list of the Advanced Class mission requirements.


Advanced Class Mission Requirements 


Carry 12 – 18lb static payload

Carry and drop 3lb expendable payload

FPV System

On-board data acquisition system

Co-pilot initiate payload drop from ground station

Removable static payload