The Aero SAE Heavy Lift Club
The Aero SAE Heavy Lift Club is an engineering design club at the University of Alberta whose goal is to design and construct a radio controlled model aircraft capable of lifting the maximum weight possible. Design constraints are set out by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) for their Aero Design® competitions held annually in the United States.
Involvement in the club and SAE competitions is voluntary and allows students to put their problem solving skills to the test. Members see the entire life cycle of the aircraft production; initial idea conceptualization, solid modeling, creation of drawings, part manufacturing, assembly, and testing. The process of designing and building the aircraft gives students an appreciation for the scale of real life engineering design projects.
Through involvement with the club, students become well-rounded engineers since they have worked to develop, fabricate and operate an actual product.
University of Alberta Aero SAE Heavy Lift Club
4-9 Mechanical Engineering Building
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada