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March - SAE Aero Design West Show and Tell

The SAE Aero Design Contest is an international RC aircraft design challenge. One of our local RC fields hosts this. I have been asked if we would like to set up a tent and watch the competition while we yap about drones! This is a link describing the event. The Tyler Maker Faire is also on this day so you get to choose!

Bring your birds, a comfy chair and a video camera as there will be spectacular crashes!

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  • Gary J.

    DRAMATIC differences between the teams that knew what they were doing and those that didn't. The scope of designs in the micro class was impressive, from very small models to 6 ft+ wing spans. The best fliers in the regular class were Concordia, A&M and our own UTA. UTA got downgraded on their tech report than ran over the time limit but their airplane was excellent. It crashed on the final flight attempting to carry 16 pounds of payload. Univ of Missouri Science and Tech (Rolla) was by FAR the dominant team in "Advanced". They used a piped Jett .46 F.I.R.E engine on a high aspect ratio, tail-dragger. Arizona State was also impressive with a piped .21 twin. The telemetry/FPV aspect of the advanced class seemed to cause the most problems. I think that only Missouri S&T and Ariz State were able to drop their bomb (oops, I mean "humanitarian package") in the circle. Chad put on a small display on Saturday afternoon and we got some "lookers". Be sure to attend the next one!!!

    April 3, 2014

  • William A.

    I couldnt get there till Sunday. Fun to watch.
    The winds on Sunday were really bad but they still flew.

    April 3, 2014

  • Choppermike

    How was it? Did I miss much?

    April 2, 2014

  • Gary J.

    BRING CHAIRS!!! I went to my hangar today to pick mine up and forgot that they are all in the Pylon Racing trailer. I can't get to them. I do have the 10 x 10 popup tent however and it's loaded in the truck.

    March 28, 2014

  • Chad F.

    If anyone wants to show up feel free, I'll be there at 7 as will James. If you can try to be there around 10 or so.

    March 28, 2014

  • Choppermike

    You guys have fun! Wish I could make it.

    March 28, 2014

  • Casey S.

    I have a tent.. I'll bring just in case.

    March 27, 2014

  • Chad F.

    Bring the tent and chairs I'll bring the tables. I'll be working the event as well

    March 23, 2014

  • Gary J.

    I also have some 6' folding tables but they are a p.i.t.a. to get to since they are at my hangar at Hicks, but I will bring them if you need them. This is all stuff that I use for pylon racing.

    March 23, 2014

  • Gary J.

    I have and EZ-up 10x10 pop up and 4 chairs. Whaddya need?

    March 23, 2014

  • Chad F.

    Yeah I just found out we need a tent for shade and some chairs. All other creature comforts are accepted! Please post what you can bring. I'm bringing three chairs!

    March 23, 2014

  • Gary J.

    I'll be working the contest, but i will also be able to help out at the booth. I can bring some stuff it that is desired.

    March 23, 2014

  • Michael D

    Sounds like fun

    March 13, 2014

  • Chad F.

    Yeah, cards get you in free, but given this event, I think everyone gets in free no matter what.

    March 4, 2014

  • William A.

    Been to this a couple times, its great fun for the student AND the spectators!
    I'll be there. What about gate entry? Its at Mustang Park right? Can we use our AMA cards to get in?

    March 1, 2014

  • Chad F.

    No demos, legal issues with it being a contest, not even after the contest is over for the day.

    February 28, 2014

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