SAE Collegiate Design Series

ERAU Soars to the Top at Aero Design East

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Team #6 achieved top honors in the Regular Class at the 1998 Aero Design® East competition held in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA April 3-5, 1998. ERAU Team #6 finished with 184.2 total points and lifted a payload of 23.19 pounds.

For the Open Class, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) team #4 and The University of Akron team #9 tied with each accumulating 374 total points. MSOE’s total payload was 77 pounds and The University of Akron’s total payload was 74 pounds. The Open Class included three teams from ERAU, one team from MSOE, one team from Ryerson Polytechnic, and one team from The University of Akron. Highlights of the Open Class included “Quadzilla,” a 4-engine biplane, and the “XB-98,” a flying wing, both entered by teams from ERAU. The XB-98 was unable to finish the competition after it crashed during a test flight on Friday afternoon.

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the 1998 Aero Design East competition! For a list of the top 10 finishers, click here.

Elliott and Dorothy Green Awards of Excellence - Regular Class
$1,000 Best Overall - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Team #6
$500 Best Flight - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Team #6 Team Crow
$500 Best Design - Ryerson Polytechnic University Team #31

Open Class Awards
$1,000 First Place Overall - Milwaukee School of Engineering and The University of Akron
$500 Best Flight - Milwaukee School of Engineering
$500 Best Design - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Team #34

For more information on Aero Design East, click here.