COMPETITION

Every year, UBC AeroDesign upholds the tradition of competing at the SAE Aero Design Series collegiate competitions, an international stage intended to give university students from around the world the experience to work on real world engineering problems. Though the missions of the competition vary from year to year and from class to class (Micro, Regular, & Advanced Class), it generally involves building a light weight yet reilable aircraft that is optimized for payload and propulsion efficiency. This mission is inline with what airlines and aicraft manufacturers are striving to improve today.

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This year, the team will be participating in the Regular and Advanced Class competitions in Van Nuys, California on April 5-7th, 2019.


REGULAR CLASS
Main Design Specifications/Limitations by SAE
Maximum Power Draw
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Maximum Wing Span
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Maximum Take-Off Distance
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Maximum Gross Take-Off Weight
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Fibre-Reinforced Plastics?


1000 Watts
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144 inches
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200 feet
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55 pounds
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No


The Regular Class Mission is simple: To build a fixed wing aircraft within the specifications above that could carry the most passngers and payload, represented by tennis balls and steel plates, respectively. The aircraft simply needs to be able to take-off, complete a circuit, and safely land without losing any parts.

ADVANCED CLASS
Main Design Specifications/Limitations by SAE
Propulsion Method
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Maximum Engine Displacement
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Maximum Gross Take-Off Weight
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Fibre-Reinforced Plastics?

FPV Stream

Nitro Engine
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0.46 cubic inches
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55 pounds
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Yes

Yes

The Advanced Class Mission is to build a nitro-powered fixed wing aircraft capable of providing an FPV stream and dropping a payload onto a ground target. Teams will be ranked based on a combination of its static and releaseable payloads, as well as payload drop accuracy.