A team of four B Tech students from SVKM’s NMIMS Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering (MPSTME), Mumbai, have secured first place at the National Aeromodelling Competition 2022-23 held on 27th and 28th January 2023 at the Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kanchipuram. The competition, which was organized by IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and RVCE, in collaboration with Boeing, saw 83 teams from the South Zone compete in the first round.
The National Aeromodelling Competition provides a unified national platform for students interested in aerospace and related engineering disciplines to showcase their aero-modelling expertise
The competition required participants to design and build a remote-controlled airplane with specific constraints on thrust-to-weight ratio and wingspan while maximizing payload capacity and minimizing the weight of the plane. The team, named Victor Tango, developed an airplane weighing 750g capable of carrying a payload of 40 golf balls weighing 45g and 43mm in diameter and dropping them within 45 seconds of taking off.
The team consisted of four talented students: Amal Kakade as the captain, Om Panchal as the pilot, Siddharth Nair as the chief of design, and Nikhil Kapil as the chief of avionics. The team was mentored by Professor Mayur Marathe of the Mechanical Engineering Department at MPSTME, Mumbai.
The win at the National Aeromodelling Competition 2022-23 further solidifies MPSTME’s reputation as a leading institution for engineering education in India. The NMIMS Deemed-to-be-University continues to foster a supportive and innovative environment for its students to pursue their passions and achieve their goals.
Congratulating the students on their big victory, Dr. Alka Mahajan, Dean of MPSTME, said, “We are happy to see our students shine on a national platform. This victory is a testimony to the exceptional skill and creativity of our students, as well as the dedication of our faculty members who have helped them achieve their full potential. We are proud to continue fostering a dynamic learning environment at MPSTME that encourages our students to excel in their chosen fields.”