Fire and Fly

2007-2008 ME 72 Engineering Design Laboratory and Competition

2008-2008 Winners

THE MISSION

Each team was asked to construct two devices. The first device is either an uncontrolled projectile or a controlled flying device. The second device is a launching device, attached to one of the two launchpads that must impart energy to the flying device and launch it in the proper direction. The goal of the competition is to get the flying device over a rope and as far as possible.

CHALLENGES

The rope is located 30m from the launchpads and 5m from the ground. To encourage precision, a bonus area 4m in diameter has been placed straight ahead at 200 feet. Landing in this launch area will provide the team with a 50-foot bonus. Teams will compete in a double elimination to determine this year's champion. In each round, students will have 45 seconds to set up their devices followed by 15 seconds to prepare their devices for firing. After the flying device lands, it has 5 seconds to come to a rest. The team that shoots its flying device the farthest wins; however, if only one team gets their device over the rope, that team wins regardless of distance.



Team Number
Team Member
Team Name
1
Steve Cheng
Rob Grogan
Torrey Spink
Team Comatose
2
Nathan Donnellan
Harmon Pollock

Flight School

3
Maritza Ruiz
Daniel Talancon
Team Gandhi
4
Chi Wan Ko
Jing Shen
Team D'OH!
5
Lauren Chu
Albert Wu
HellaFly
6

Zack Higbee
Calvin Ting

Team Firefly
7
Jason Cerundolo
Mary Dorman
Team Icarus
8
Marc Grossman
Makoto Ueno
Wife Lover Rocket Dog
9
Tim Curran
Kevin Watts
Team to Beat (T.T.B.)
10
Amit Gandhi
Juan Benitez
FINGAZ
11
Chun-Che Peng
Nam Nguyen
Jackson Wang
PWN3RS
12
Lea Kunesh
Max Merfeld
Fly Wright
13
Nick Kramer
Tom Oliver
Dino Vegas
14
Jimmy Paulos
Matthew Feldman
Team Savage Rabbit
15
Elah Bozorg-Grayeli
Iliya Zilberter
The Wrong Brothers

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