The Air Cargo Challenge is an academic competition for university students, which takes place every two years. The main goal is to lift a high payload with a radio controlled airplane. The propulsion system is specified by the regulations and no electronic flight controls like stability agumentation system or autopilot is allowed. The exact rules differ slightly every time to make it more interessting. This years regulations can be found at the website of the organizer: http://www.acc2017.com/
Our club, the Akamodell Stuttgart at the University of Stuttgart, will now take part in this competition for the fourth time. In 2009 and 2013 we won the challenge and therefore had the honor to host the event in Stuttgart in 2011 and 2015. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting event. The build progress of our new airplane as well as other interessting facts will be presented in this blog.