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First Year Recruitment

The orientation will take place on 5th April, 2016 in NLH 304 at 5:45 PM.

The recruitment tests will take place on 6th April, 2016 in NLH 304/305 at 5:45 PM.

Register for the recruitment tests: http://join.aeromit.in/

Further dates regarding recruitment will be published here.

AeroMIT at IIT-B Techfest

AeroMIT participated in the most recent edition of Techfest (January 2015) , which marked the team’s first domestic competitive appearance. There were two events which were concerned with RC plane modelling,

  1. AVIATOR DESIGN
  2. AVIATOR FLYING 

AeroMIT participated in both competitions with spectacular results, placing 1st out of 46 teams in the DESIGN competition, and placed 2nd out of 52 teams in the FLYING competition.

IIT-B Competition Planes

 

AVIATOR DESIGN: 

Participants were tasked with the design and fabrication of a lightweight, fast and efficient model plane within certain specifications, including weight and dimension restrictions. AeroMIT produced several models in the course of preparation for the competition, each model undergoing rigorous testing for optimal performance.

The planes were judged based upon 3 criteria:

  1. Payload Fraction:

Payload fraction is used to characterize the efficiency of a particular design. Payload fraction is calculated by dividing the weight of the payload by the takeoff weight of aircraft.

Our plane had an empty weight of 487 g, while the payload carried was 545 g, resulting in a payload fraction of 0.5281.

  1. Time taken:

Maximum time allowed for the flight was 180 seconds, to complete two “figure of eight” Circuits in the air. The flight time recorded by AeroMIT was 45 seconds.

  1. Safety and precision of landing:

The team scored maximum possible points in this category, touching down safely well within the 5m radius set by the organisers as ideal touchdown distance.

At the end, with a score of 913.1, AeroMIT was adjudged to have produced the best plane and bagged 1st place out of 46 viable entries around the nation for the competition.

AVIATOR FLYING: 

This competition dealt with the flying skill of the pilots entering the competition, as the judging criteria involved points for mastery of various aerobatic manouevres including

  • Scale Takeoff
  • Loops
  • Cuban eight
  • Stall turn (Hammerhead)
  • Inverted low flight
  • Smooth Landing

Planes used for the Aviator Flying competition could be both built personally or bought commercially. The Aviator Flying competition attracts some of India’s finest talent in the vast RC plane modelling community, with several flyers possessing years of experience in the field taking part.

AeroMIT entered three teams in the event, with one of the designs pulling off a breathtaking performance to bag second prize in the event, capping a great showing by the team.

Competition Summary 

1st prize in Aviator Design

Out of 46 teams from around the country

2nd Prize in Aviator Flying Competition

Out of 52 teams from around the country

Along the way we did have a lot of fun do check out the photo gallery below

AeroMIT FunFly – 10th December 2014

The end sems ended on 9th and we at AeroMIT thought what better way to end it than with a funfly. We had two planes and a quad on field with three pilots – Arunabha Maahin and Me. Also on field was the Aerodynamics Head Atul. Get to know our team here.

Following is our coverage of the funfly

 

Pictures follow

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Fat Shark

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FPV Tiny Quad

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Orange Monster

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AD head

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The Complete Line-up with structures and electronics head in the background

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The Coro Trainer

AeroMIT TechTatva’14 Showcase

During our showcase at TechTatva’14 surprised the crowd with our performances which Included

FPV Flight Video Live Stream.

Confetti Drop from QuadCopters.

Facial Detection and Canny Edge Mapping from the Quad.

Display of our Aircrafts.

Do have a look at the media coverage courtesy  ManipalTheTalk.net , TechTatva photography and our own quads.

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Canny Edge Detection of Innovation Centre from the Quadcopter

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Facial Detection on the live stream from the Quadcopter

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