The students of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) participated in the Design, Build and Fly contest in the United States of America and bagged the second position. Team Invictus from GIKI managed to win the second prize in the competition hosted by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The competition had participation from students from all across the globe including renowned institutions such as MIT, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.
The 2021 iteration of the competition aimed to build and test a UAV with a towed sensor. All student teams were tasked to design, fabricate and demonstrate capabilities of their crewless radio-controlled aircraft, which is designed to meet a specific mission objective.
According to techjuice, GIKI's team used advanced manufacturing techniques which included 3D printed parts and a pod and boom aircraft configuration to get their design ready.
The prestigious contest is sponsored by the American Cessna Aircraft Company and Raytheon Missile Systems. The students of GIKI were also congratulated by the US Embassy in Pakistan on a Facebook post: