SAE Aero Design Competition

Title or Project

SAE Aero Design Competition

Access Type

Open Access


Faculty Advisor

Christy Ivler, PhD


The UP SAE Aero capstone team designed and manufactured a large radio controlled model aircraft to compete in the 2020 SAE Aero Design West Competition. The main challenge for this year’s competition was to design a bush plane to carry as much oversized cargo as possible and takeoff in a short distance, while also adhering to additional design constraints set by SAE Aero.

Project Information

ME 483 - Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project I

ME 484 - Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project II

2020 Shiley Showcase Presentation

Streaming Media

SAE Aero Design Competition