Our DASE students battle it out with university students at an aerial vehicle competition organised by the Royal Thai Air Force, and won a third prize and 100,000 baht!

Congratulations to Cheng Huimin, Lu Jiale, Sylvester Wang and Muhd Taufik Bin Johari from the Diploma in Aerospace Electronics (DASE) for nabbing the third prize and 100,000 baht at the Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Challenge 2014 in Bangkok!

Quadcopter team
From left: Huimin, lecturer Mr Danny Lee, Jiale and Taufik. Teammate Sylvester not in photo.

A total of 17 teams from Singapore, Korea and Thailand participated in this event organised by the Royal Thai Air Force. The DASE team, Team SP Aero, was not only the sole polytechnic group among the teams, which were from universities; it was also the only foreign team to win an award. Their entry was a fully autonomous quadcopter that they built to fly at 60m height, orbit around a 100m radius at about 80km/hr, take six aerial images at given GPS waypoints and drop a 50g payload at a designated spot accurately. Well done!

A short video summary of the Competition, produced by our EEE DASE student Cheng Hui Min

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