High Fliers – UDAAN Workshop
Sravan Potnuru | Apr 04, 2016
UDAAN club conducted a workshop on fabrication, flight simulation, and aeromodelling concepts of Radio Controlled (RC) Airplanes over Saturday and Sunday at LA. The workshop was intended to provide a designing and learning experience for all those passionate about airplanes.
The event had a total participation of 28 people, involving 8 teams. The event was actively supervised and monitored by the organisers. The president of Udaan, Mr Satya Gope and the Vice-President Mr Nithin Raja, were extremely enthusiastic and passionate about their event, and that showed in the quality of the event.
On Saturday, the event kicked off at 2 p.m., with an explanatory class conducted till 3.30, followed by design plan making till 6.30 p.m. On Sunday, the actual making of the airplane took place from 10 a.m. till 6.30 p.m. The event participation was pegged as average, with there being slightly less than the expected 15 teams. This was attributed to the clashing of the workshop with JEE Mains reducing the influx of first years, otherwise expected. This was the first occasion in club history that such a large number of non-Udaan teams, that is, teams consisting of members outside the club, participated in the event. All materials were provided by the club.
The major difficulty faced by the club was lack of funds and low publicity for their event. Due to limited funds provided by SAC, the workshop had to be conducted using cora-plast materials, as opposed to the much more professional, but expensive Balsa wood. With a greater influx of funds, the quality of the event could have been improved to an even greater extent.
The workshop also had flight simulation, with the ability to use the simulator for real flight experience. This was definitely one of the top highlights for the event, setting it apart from other workshops conducted in the past.
The club plans to hold another workshop during the Innovison Fest, next year.
Team MM wishes the club all the best in their future endeavours.