Momentum - February 2020 - 4

STUDENT
FEATURE

GENERATION

TWEAKING, TUNING,
AND

TINKERING

The team poses with a freshly restored Sundog upon return from competition.

The importance of flight testing in design decisions.
THE 2019 COMPETITION YEAR introduced a new problem to the
University of Saskatchewan Aero Design Team: for the first time since
the team's re-inception in 2014, we were without any of the original
members. We were left with a young, inexperienced set of juniors to
lead the team, with a lot of passion but somewhat bereft of knowledge.

This article is being published as the winning entry in a
MOMENTUM article contest announced last fall. For her
winning effort, Kaitlyn Baron, the author, will receive a
$500 check from SAE International.

4 February 2020

It would have been a rough year had we accepted that
as our fate. Instead, we took what we did know and
forged our own path. Without the instincts gained from
experience, we knew that one of the keys to a successful
aircraft would be prototypes and flight testing.

PROTOTYPE FLYING
Our first prototype was not originally meant to fly. A
small fuselage was created to test new manufacturing
techniques, and we asked, "Why stop there?" We
built a tail (and then rebuilt it bigger), strapped on a

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Momentum - February 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Momentum - February 2020

Momentum - February 2020
Contents
Getting schooled on benefits
BENEFITS U
STUDENT GENERATION
One-on-One – Grant Prins
Engine switch propels UW – Platteville snowmobile team to new heights
Another year, another successful Cornell Baja SAE team.
BRIEFS
Chevy tweaks 2020 Bolt’s battery chemistry to add range
Proving ground heroes
Introducing the 2020 SAE President: Todd Zarfos
SAE 101: volunteer recognition
Beyond the textbook
SAE and GM make smart choice for AutoDrive Challenge Year 3 venue
Introducing SAE AWIM Programming Each Other
Dossier: Martin Wissink of Oak Ridge National Lab
Managing expectations for better decision-making and performance
Momentum - February 2020 - Momentum - February 2020
Momentum - February 2020 - Cover2
Momentum - February 2020 - Contents
Momentum - February 2020 - Getting schooled on benefits
Momentum - February 2020 - BENEFITS U
Momentum - February 2020 - STUDENT GENERATION
Momentum - February 2020 - 5
Momentum - February 2020 - 6
Momentum - February 2020 - One-on-One – Grant Prins
Momentum - February 2020 - Engine switch propels UW – Platteville snowmobile team to new heights
Momentum - February 2020 - 9
Momentum - February 2020 - Another year, another successful Cornell Baja SAE team.
Momentum - February 2020 - 11
Momentum - February 2020 - 12
Momentum - February 2020 - 13
Momentum - February 2020 - BRIEFS
Momentum - February 2020 - Chevy tweaks 2020 Bolt’s battery chemistry to add range
Momentum - February 2020 - Proving ground heroes
Momentum - February 2020 - Introducing the 2020 SAE President: Todd Zarfos
Momentum - February 2020 - SAE 101: volunteer recognition
Momentum - February 2020 - Beyond the textbook
Momentum - February 2020 - SAE and GM make smart choice for AutoDrive Challenge Year 3 venue
Momentum - February 2020 - Introducing SAE AWIM Programming Each Other
Momentum - February 2020 - Dossier: Martin Wissink of Oak Ridge National Lab
Momentum - February 2020 - 23
Momentum - February 2020 - Managing expectations for better decision-making and performance
Momentum - February 2020 - Cover3
Momentum - February 2020 - Cover4
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