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Team Vaayushastra is raising funds to build an UAV to participate in the SAE Aero Design competition 2018





Team Vaayushastra

About the Fundraiser

About the team

Team Vaayushastra was formed in 2012 to represent Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering in SAE Aero Competitions. Since its inception, it has participated in the advanced class of the competition 5 times constantly improving on its results. The team is formed entirely out of undergraduate students of the college with an aptitude and interests conducive to the competition. Currently the team has 29 members coming from the different disciplines of the college. The team has 5 major departments within it which handle the various aspects of the UAV:-

1) Design and Modelling department

2) DAS department

3) GUI department

4) Department of Materials and Inventory Management

5) Sponsorship and Documentation Department

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About the Competition

The SAE Aero Design competition is intended to provide undergraduate and graduate engineering students with real-life engineering challenges. The competition has been designed to provide exposure to the kinds of situations that engineers face in their real-life work environment. First and foremost a design competition, students will find themselves performing trade studies and making compromises to arrive at a design solution that will optimally meet the mission requirements while still conforming to the configuration limitations.


SAE Aero Design features three classes of competition-Regular, Advanced, and Micro. Advanced Class requires teams to have a systems approach to the design while integrating several engineering disciplines: aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineers. The ultimate end goal for this class is autonomous flight with a "purpose" decided every year by rules committee members.

(Visit SAE site and follow SAE on Facebook for more information on the competition)


Our Achievements

Team Vaayushastra has had a consistent record at the competition. In its debut appearance in the year 2013, the team exceeded all expectations by attaining a global 10th position. The following year in 2014, the team secured a global 7th position. In the year 2015, the team attained the 1st place in the Technical Presentation Round superseding reputed international teams. The team also improved on its previous overall rank and attained a global 6th position. In the latest competition in 2016, the team retained its global rank while outperforming every other team from the Asia-Pacific region. In the latest edition of the competition held in the March of 2017, the team secured an international 5th rank while also bagging the 3rd position in the presentation round. We also maintained our dominance as the best team from the Asia-Pacific region.



Where does your money go?

 The budget of the project is naturally high considering the various components that are required in the fabrication of the plane. There are various sensors that go onboard to assist in the dropping of the payload. The fabrication of the UAV is done with high quality materials like carbon fibre, carbon rods, balsa wood, etc. which also add to the cost of the project. The money that you provide us with goes a long way in making sure that we get all these components and materials. This in turn helps us in achieving a better result at the competition.


Transfer funds directly to the bank account of this fundraiser:

Account Number : 6999413500033198 Account Name : Team Vaayushastra Account Type : Current Account IFSC Code : YESB0CMSNOC

Note: Only INR transfers are allowed.
Once you have made the transfer, please visit to receive payment acknowledgement.
  • 25% raised!

    by Team Vaayushastra on February, 25 2018



    Dear patrons, friends and family,

    We crossed the ₹100000 mark today! All thanks to you, of course! Over the last few months you all have been an integral part of our journey by providing us the much needed boost- financial and in the form of your belief in our dreams. It is this boost that pushes us to keep going forward, to keep working through the days and nights. I couldn't be more grateful to you for being with us every step of the journey till now.

    In the last few days leading up to the competition, I request you to  continue sharing our story with as many people as possible. We thank you once more for your kind donations, efforts and trust- we shall give our best to make you all proud... meanwhile, let's continue dreaming, let's continue building and let's continue our flight!


    Team Vaayushastra.

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  • Team Vaayushastra registered for the competition!

    by Team Vaayushastra on October, 14 2017



    Team Vaayushastra has registered for the SAE AERO DESIGN 2018 EAST which will be held in Florida in the month of March. This year, the registration slots got full in a record 50 seconds! But fortunately, we managed to get in... so Florida, here we come!

    P.S. Watch out for Team No.219!

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Team Captain

Dwayne D'mello

Sponsorship and Documentation Head


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