Club - Rice Flight

SAE Aero Advanced Competition 2023


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Membership level
2023-2024 Team
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Team Name
Club - Rice Flight
Project Title
SAE Aero Advanced Competition 2023
Design Challenge
This year, we are planning to compete in the SAE Aero Advanced Competition, which is a more advanced and multidisciplinary challenge than the DBF or SUAS Competitions we've done in the past. It involves flying a large (10 ft wingspan) 'primary aircraft' (PA), with a payload of water, on a short course, and deploying a very small (1 lb) plane to fly autonomously to a target on the ground. We have three flights, deploying 3 of these smaller planes, and the payloads of these smaller planes are the components of a ground rover which we build on the field–– it carries water from the PA through a short ground course to an endzone. SAE Aero Advanced requires teams to have a systems approach to project design while integrating several engineering disciplines: aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineers. The ultimate end goal for this class is a small scale version of a firefighting system.
Date Updated
Friday, April 05, 2024
Rice Engineering Alumni, Rice Mechanical Engineering Department, Rice Center for Engineering Leadership, Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, Rice Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Rice Computer Science Department.
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

Team Members

Award(s) and Recognition
SAE Aero Advanced Competition, East Conference, 2024.
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Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK


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