The SAE Aero Team, Tennis Ballers, is creating a clean-sheet design, manufacturing from scratch, and building a remote control airplane that can carry 27 tennis ball passengers and their luggage around the course at SAE Aero West 2017 in Ft. Worth, Texas. We are required to use a 1,000 W power limiter in this competition. Tennis Ballers includes 8 senior mechanical engineering students: Mitch Barron, Ben Griffith, Layne Hammer, Joshua Hartman, Ian McElfresh, Marina Pendleton, Wesley Shepherd, and Jordan VanBuskirk. Our faculty mentor is Professor Brad Buxton. We need to raise $7,200 to buy the building materials we need and to pay the $1,000 registration fee. If we can raise an additional $7,800, we will be able to purchase a laser cutter, a precision manufacturing tool that would significantly increase the quality and performance of our plane at the SAE competition. The laser cutter we want is backordered due to popularity and would not arrive in time for our project, but we could acquire it for the benefit of OC’s future SAE Aero teams.
Goal = $15,000.00
Raised = $500.00