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    The sky's the limit

    By Tara Haelle
    Published: June 16, 2011

    This slideshow and story originally appeared on the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Web site.

    If you build it, it will fly — or so hoped two teams of engineering students who participated in this year’s Cessna Aircraft Company/Raytheon Missile Systems Student Design/Build/Fly Competition in Tucson, Arizona in April.

    And indeed, the students’ radio controlled aircraft flew.

    The UT student teams named “Team TX-11″ and “Team Steel N Balls” competed against 80 other teams from around the world and successfully completed all three of the competition’s missions. TX-11 finished in seventh place overall and Steel N Ball finished 15th.

    The Design/Build/Fly competition provided students with the opportunity to hone their strengths and apply skills learned in the classroom.

    “It’s cool because each student can work on what they want to improve upon, and a lot of them are finding out what they’re good at and what they enjoy doing,” said Mark Maughmer, the Design/Build/Fly staff advisor. “They get to try different things as they design and build an airplane from the ground up like they do in real life.”

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      Curtis said on Oct. 14, 2011 at 1:12 a.m.
      Encouraging students to have confidence in putting their education to use is a testament to great teaching!
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      malik said on June 23, 2011 at 9:01 a.m.
      awsome plane.wish i could do that
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