SAE ISS Aero Design Challenge, Chennai, 2019

The objective was to maximize the payload fraction and fit the aircraft in the smallest possible box . The aircraft needed to be hand launched.

Team Abhyuday
Members : 7

Rank : 2 nd in Design Report and 14 th nationally.

Team Cazadora
Members : 7

Rank : 7 th nationally.

AIAA D/B/F Tucson, USA, 2019

Team Vayuputras
Members : 12

The theme was ‘Aircraft Carrier Operations. The plane had to perform reconnaissance and attack missions and drop payload during flight. Along with this, the plane had to remotely unfold itself and take off from a ramp.

Rank : 12 th in design report contest and 5 th overall.

AIAA D/B/F Tucson, USA, 2017

Team Vayuputras
Members : 7

The theme was “Tube-Launched UAV”, and required the aircraft to be designed such that all its features may be moved or rotated using mechanisms to be stowed inside a cylindrical tube of specific dimensions.

Rank : 1 st in design report contest and 7 th overall.

AIAA D/B/F Wichita, USA, 2016

Team Vayuputras
Members : 8

The objective for this year was to build two aircrafts designed such that one occupies other completely.

Rank : 2 nd in design report contest and 39 th overall.

FUTURE FLIGHT DESIGN, Turkey, 2015

Team VAYUPUTRAS
Members : 3

Designed an unmanned mothership aircraft deploying a swarm of micro air vehicles (MAV) over the target area.

Rank : 3 rd in the world and 1 st in India.

AIAA D/B/F Wichita, USA, 2014

Team Phoenix
Members : 8

Plane UDAAN was powered using twin electric propulsion system to carry an empty weight of 2.2kg.

Rank : 1 st from India, 3 rd from Asia and 48 th overall from 100 teams participating internationally.

SAE AERODESIGN WEST (REGULAR CLASS), California, USA, 2012

The golden eagles
Members : 8

With a 3m span and 20kg payload carrying capacity plane Bramhastra had an IC engine driven propulsion system.

SAE AERODESIGN WEST (ADVANCED CLASS), California, USA, 2012

Team Vihang
Members : 8

Twin tail configuration, winglets and an IC engine driven propulsion system

Rank : 1 st in presentation and 6 th overall.

SAE Aerodesign, Texas, USA, 2011

The Golden Eagles
Members : 6

Plane Viyaccra with a pusher propeller configuration and a twin boom tail.

Rank : 5 th in design report and 21 st overall.