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June 28, 2004
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Rapid City Students Help Tech Aircraft Team Finish 21st
The following students from Rapid City were members of the South Dakota Tech AeroDesign team that finished in 21st place during the recent AeroDesign West competition in Texas.
Eric Miller, Mechanical Engineering
Karl Koch, Metallurgical Engineering
Nick Kingsbury, Electrical Engineering
Jason Holdaway, Mechanical Engineering
Jeremy Edgar, Mechanical Engineering
Adam Beshara, Mechanical Engineering
The AeroDesign competition challenges engineering students to conceive, design, fabricate and test a model radio controlled aircraft. The competition is divided into two parts - design and flight. In the design event, the contestants present their design strategy and demonstrate the accuracy of their calculations in predicting the maximum payload the aircraft can lift. The flight event determines which aircraft can lift the most weight. The competition limits the wingspan of each aircraft, and requires each aircraft to take off and land within a limited distance.
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