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STUDENT
GENERATION

Photo credit: David Gaitan

Cedarville University teammates walk their Advanced Class plane (with gliders
mounted on top of the wings) to the runway.

The Advanced Class plane of Georgia Tech drops items toward a
ground target. Barely visible under each wing is a yellow triangular
glider, along with a blue one in between them.

One of the three main scoring events is Presentation, in which team members
describe the engineering behind their planes to a group of four judges.

Photo credit: David Gaitan

A Nangxia University team member hand-launches its Micro Class
plane, which by competition rules had to incorporate PVC pipes.
almost doubling the score of its closest competitor in the
Mission Performance Event.
"As the capstone project after all the aircraft I have
designed and learned from over my years as an undergraduate, it is an amazing feeling to have won the
competition with the aircraft," Georgia Tech team captain
Frank Kozel told MOMENTUM. "It's a very encouraging
sign for me to continue to develop and test new aircraft
but with a focus on helping the larger community rather
than winning a single competition. The reward of 'winning'
will be making something that has a positive impact."
Capturing second place overall at Aero East was
Wroclaw University of Technology, and placing fourth
was Pontifical Catholic University - Rio de Jeneiro.
Following very closely behind was Vellore Institute of
Technology (VIT).

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"To secure fourth overall-including first in the Design and
Presentation Events-in the advanced class level on an international
stage is an extremely great feat achieved by the team," VIT team captain
Advaith Venkataraman told MOMENTUM. "The team prepared for the
2019 season with full enthusiasm and zeal to create our Advanced Class
aircraft, RedBird. With the new mission statement being a very exciting
and challenging one, the whole team was committed to designing
and building new systems, structures, mechanisms, and incorporating
advanced materials to fulfill the mission statement. I couldn't be more
proud of the team."
Cedarville University placed seventh at Aero East. Said team captain
Victorial Holmes: "Our main aircraft was extremely reliable and durable.
It took some hard landings and was able to withstand the extreme wind
during the first day of competition. This mostly contributed to being a
top-5 plane. We made sure we focused on our main aircraft and had a
team of students working on the improvement and advancement of the
main aircraft components up until competition. We performed over 10
test flights, and on each test we found ways we could improve our drop
systems and main aircraft technology."
At Aero West, first place in the Design Event and the Mission
Performance Event propelled Beijing University of Aeronautics and
Astronautics to first overall. Wroclaw University of Technology finished
second overall and Warsaw University of Technology finished third.

By Patrick Ponticel, MOMENTUM editor

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Momentum - September 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Momentum - September 2019

Momentum - September 2019
Contents
Editorial
Briefs
Student Generation
Air Mission
Baja Believers
Passing Tech Inspection Proves Difficult for Teams at Sae Clean Snowmobile Challenge
Competition Comes to Mcity
Penn State Behrend Repeats as Champ at 40th Anniversary of Sae Supermileage
Victory for Victoria at Formula Hybrid
Engineering the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
F-16 Anti-Collision Software Now Used in the F-35
Sae 101: Innovations in Mobility Conference
Miscellaneous News for Sae Student Members!
DOSSIER: Samuel Brennan of Millersville University
Navigating the Hiring Process in Industry
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Momentum - September 2019 - Contents
Momentum - September 2019 - Editorial
Momentum - September 2019 - Briefs
Momentum - September 2019 - Student Generation
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Momentum - September 2019 - Air Mission
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Momentum - September 2019 - Baja Believers
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Momentum - September 2019 - Passing Tech Inspection Proves Difficult for Teams at Sae Clean Snowmobile Challenge
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Momentum - September 2019 - Competition Comes to Mcity
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Momentum - September 2019 - Penn State Behrend Repeats as Champ at 40th Anniversary of Sae Supermileage
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Momentum - September 2019 - Victory for Victoria at Formula Hybrid
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Momentum - September 2019 - Engineering the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
Momentum - September 2019 - F-16 Anti-Collision Software Now Used in the F-35
Momentum - September 2019 - Sae 101: Innovations in Mobility Conference
Momentum - September 2019 - Miscellaneous News for Sae Student Members!
Momentum - September 2019 - DOSSIER: Samuel Brennan of Millersville University
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