Aero Modelling workshop at Gitam university by Edall Systems

TNN / Mar 13, 2014, 01:28 IST

VISAKHAPATNAM: Gitam University was literally abuzz with excitement as tiny aircrafts whizzed off the ground and streaked into the air on Wednesday morning. The remote-controlled aircraft models developed during the aero-modelling workshop 'Udaan', organised by the Institution of Engineers (India) and the student's chaper of Gitam University's mechanical engineering department in association with Bangalore-based Edall Systems, was a major attraction for students.
Speaking on the occasion, mechanical engineering department head V Srinivas said that flying a remote-controlled aircraft model requires presence of mind and sound knowledge of flight principles. He said that the main focus during the workshop was to educate students about aircraft models, their principles and air and wind dynamics. At the same time, students were given exposure to design wing profiles and construction of remote-controlled aircraft.
The workshop also focussed on remote-controlled (RC) flight simulator along with demonstration on different components in an RC craft and usage of design and analysis software for developing new models. Following lessons on the design and manufacturing process, the students constructed their own aircraft and were checked for their capability to fly to the maximum range.
Gitam Institute of Technology principal Prof K Lakshmi Prasad mooted an aero modelling club in the mechanical engineering department of the varsity to encourage students to take up design and construction of a variety of fixed wing, rotary wing and quad-copter aircrafts.