Karkala, Sep 17: NMAM Institute of Technology announced that the students of AeroClub-Nitte have secured an All India 2nd Rank under Micro class Category in SAE AeroDesign Challenge held between September 1 and 3 at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. The team consisted of Deeksha as the team captain and wing designer, Aman Kumar Srivastav as the wing structural designer, aerodynamic analyst and co-pilot, Deekshith Prabhu as pilot and propulsion system designer, Bhat Aditi Dinamani as the wing designer, K Nishmitha Pai as fuselage and aircraft designer, Pai Suchitra Maroor as the structural analyst and empennage designer and Rathan Raj K as the structural analyst.
Dr Gururaj Upadhyaya, associate professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering, NMAMIT was the technical co-ordinator who was the pillar of support for the team. Ananth Erasappa (UAV Operator United Nations/ Tata Defence and Aerospace/ Skylark Drones), Karthik Badanidiyoor (UAV Operator - United Nations peacekeeping/ Operations officer - Infinity Drones), Sushmita S Shetty (Technical support engineer at VMware) and Ankith Bhandary (Software developer-1 at Oracle), were the mentors of Team AeroClub Nitte.
N Vinaya Hegde, chancellor, Nitte (Deemed to be University) congratulated the team for their achievement.