Won the First Prize in International Air Craft Challenge:-
It is said that sky is the limit for those who fly higher. A college from rural area R. C. Patel Institute of Technology, Shirpur Dhule, affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Raigad, Maharashtra, meets this famous saying by achieving First Prize at International Level.
Mechanical Engineering students from R. C. Patel Institute of Technology, Shirpur Participated in the 5th International Robotics League & World Robotics Championship in the category of Remote Controlled Aircraft Challenge held at Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi, India. Won first prize amongst 58 teams including 8 international teams from Malaysia, Bhutan, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Australia, UAE, Nepal and Singapore.
Team leader Rohan Kagane from final year Mechanical Engineering shared his views on the hardships taken in last six months by his team “Aerofalcon”.
Talking about the technical specifications of the plane and competitions.He says “It is a 3-D Aerobatic Plane which has wing span of 120 cm, the aircraft's weights around 800 gms”, We used the composite materials like Balsa, Depron and Carbon fibre. The plane can gain the altitude of 60 ft and can fly for 10-15 min. Various aerobatics were performed at the event such as Prop hang, Victory roll, Hover, Low and High pass, Invert, Spin, Knife edge, Stall, 4-8 Point roll, etc.
This winning team Aerofalcon comprises Rohan Kagane, Sumit Golhar, Sandip Chavan, Gaurav Khedkar, Kaustubh Saindane, Rushikesh Nimbholkar and Siddesh Borkar. All of them took extensive efforts apart from the curriculum to learn the aeromodelling concepts under the persistent guidance and encouragement from Head of Department Prof. P. L. Sarode, Prof. N. M. Shinde and Prof. K. D. Deore.
For such glorious achievement, the team is congratulated by Honorable Dr. V. Rama Sastry Vice-Chancellor Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Lonere, Govt. of Maharashtra. Shirpur Education Society’s President Hon. Shri. Amrishbhai Patel, Vice President Hon. Shri. Rajagopal Bhandari, Principal Dr. J. B. Patil, Vice Principal Dr. P. J. Deore.