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Can I join the Design/Build/Fly Team?

The MIT Design/Build/Fly team is composed mostly of undergraduate students, but is also open to graduate students, who compete in the annual AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition. The competition involves designing, manufacturing, testing and operating a radio controlled aircraft to meet mission specifications as specified in the competition rules. Students on the MIT DBF team learn and practice some or all of the following: lightweight composite layups; practical structural, aerodynamic and power system design and construction; use of CAD/FEA/drawing software such as SolidWorks; machining; rapid prototyping; multi-dimensional optimization; and radio systems and flight telemetry as applied to 2.4 GHz radio-controlled aircraft.

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