About Us

Our Departments

Design

One of the most important part of building an aircraft is ‘design’. To design aircraft that are admired by the likes of engineers at Lockheed Martin and Boeing, we give design research paramount importance. Multiple factors such as control surface sizing, drag reduction, crosswind handling capability, air-foil and fuselage design analysis are taken into consideration. We design aircraft best suited for peak performance in a particular location. After extensive research, the design team iterate and finalize factors such as dimension of wings based on the lift requirements, tail dimension as per stability requirements and control surface design as per roll rate and estimated crosswind.

CFD

Computational Fluid Dynamics is performed using ANSYS Fluent and Star CCM+ to validate the results provided by the design department. This gives an accurate estimation of Lift, Drag & Pressure Distribution associated with the aircraft. This result can help us pin-point the source of maximum drag or minimum lift which allows us to modify the overall aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft. This aircraft simulation shows the airflow distribution around an aircraft design at low subsonic incompressible flow regime.

Structure

This department models the aircraft on 3D modelling software like SolidWorks, CATIA etc. while utilizing the design parameters, to visualize the actual aircraft, taking us a step closer to bringing our dreams into reality. Structural analysis is done using software like ANSYS Static Structural module. The most important role of this department is to incorporate a strong yet light structure by making use of extensive, in-house fabricated composites. Further, the structures department designs an efficient and reliable payload dropping mechanism, so as to carry and drop the maximum payload. This department also designs the landing gear system for the aircraft.

Avionics

The avionics department designs and implements electronic systems at par with the rest of the aircraft to control and communicate with the craft. We use commercially available flight controllers as well as microcontrollers to develop and test our own logics while playing with a host of sensors and actuators. Our aim is also to go beyond the requirements of the mission statements of the competitions we participate in, venture deeper into the fields of UAVs and autonomous flight systems, using better algorithms, efficient electronics and computer vision.

Propulsion

Propulsion system is vital to an aircraft. It gives life to the aircraft body. Our aircraft propulsion system consists of either an electric motor or an IC engine to generate the required power which drives a propeller to generate the required thrust. A light weight aircraft with high lift capacity is ineffective without an adequately powerful propulsion system. At Assailing Falcons, we experiment using a wide range of propellers in order to select the optimum propeller for our competition mission requirements. This propeller analysis, coupled with our highly efficient aircraft, has given us many international accolades.

Management

Management involves the tactical aspect of the day-to-day functioning of the team. Management regulates the working environment to make sure that team is moving impudently. The team faces umpteen responsibilities each day, one of which is managing events and people. The Management team is responsible for the smooth functioning of each and every department in the team. Further, management looks into documentation and sponsorships. This helps the team financially while giving a face to the team.

FACTS

A Spectacular UAV

Founded in

2010

RC Airplanes Built

10 +

World Rank

3 rd

Asia/Pacific Rank

1 st

RC AIRPLANES

PRESENTING YOU THE AIRCRAFT OF 2020

Airavat

Journey

TEAM

The Frontrunners, Efficient Engineers and Managers Who Made This Dream a Reality.

TEAM 2020

A.O. Shankar Narayan

Atharva Joshi

Karthik Ramkumar Menon

Lakshmikanth Reddy

Kaailaash

Hardik Totla

Vibhor Rajoria

Jainendra Deshmukh

Gagandeep Singh

Gurpreet Nain

Jatin Guliani

Siddhant

S Sree Harsha

Bhuvesh Kaushik

Dheekshinn N

Siddharth Ghosh

Anant Sai Asthana

Kaushik

Avyadhish Malladi

Gautam Jhawar

Harish Warrier

Vivek Kumar Giri

Shantanu Tiwari

Sai Unnat Basa

Jayavardhan Pathella

Rakshith M

Rohan Umesh Muslekar

Kamal Varma

Rahul Ramanathan

Soumyajit Mitra

TEAM 2019

A S Ashwin

Advaith.V

Arjun Sharma

Firoz Borah

Harsh Kataruka

Keshav Biyani

Pranjal Ghosh

Rahul Goenka

Rushikesh

Shomi Deep

Sindhu Manchikanti

Vishisht Sahai

Anant Sai

Avyadhish

Gautam Jhawar

Kamal Varma

Jayavardhan

Kaushik

Rakshith M

Rohan Muslekar

Sai Unnat Basa

Shantanu Tiwari

Siddharth Ghosh

Soumyajit Mitra

Yash Kataruka

B Gautam Rao

Prateek Gupta

Sharad Rathi

Luke Da Luz

Harish Warrier

Rahul Ramanathan

Saroj

Vivek Kumar Giri

TEAM 2018

Abhishek Jain

Abhitej Singh

Aditya Das

Rahul Goenka

Anant Chandra

Anay Bhoraskar

Anirudh Bharat

Rushikesh

Arbaz Quamer

Billton Joseph

Jatin Thaman

Sharad Rathi

Advaith.V

Neelay Doshi

Pranay

Shomi Deep

As Ashwin

Aditya

Arjun Sharma

Sindhu Manchikanti

Gautam Rao

Firoz Borah

Harsh Kataruka

Vishisht Sahai

Keshav Biyani

Prateek Gupta

Pranjal Ghosh

Luke

Kartik Bharadwaj

MECHANISMS USED

  • PAYLOAD DROPPING

  • To drop payloads, we make use of a Pixhawk radio module. Pixhawk is a radio telemetry module which gathers data from the plane such as GPS location, heading velocity, altitude in real time and relay’s it to the ground station. This module can be programmed to drop payloads manually as well as automatically from a height of 300 feet, in case of any signal loss it can be programmed for home lock which will return the plane to its take off point and land it.

  • AUTONOMOUS GLIDER

  • The 2019 Mission statement involved designing and implementing an autonomous glider to mimic colonization of Mars by landing colonists in a drop zone. The glider was designed to be delivered onto a designated drop zone autonomously using locking of GPS coordinates and stabilizing the glider based on gyro inputs, accelero inputs and PID stabilization. The autonomous glide capability had to be employed while carrying maximum colonists in a no-propulsion-system glider and with a total weight constraint of 250 grams.

  • THERMAL IMAGING

  • Pixhawk is also capable of thermal imaging and can detect hotspots. For instance, if a fire is lit by someone in need of rescue, it can be detected by its heat signature. Other than rescue operations, it can also be used to identify dry spots in a patch of land , by which, optimum irrigation techniques can be applied.

  • SOS DETECTION

  • Apart from payload dropping we have a FPV(Front Person View) camera on board of the plane which provides us with a real time video feed from the plane. This can be used by the pilot as a reference for his heading. We have also implemented various imaging techniques on the aircraft. It ranges from a simple circle detection from the live feed to more advanced, edge and contour detection to detect SOS. This will be of great help in disaster and rescue missions or operations. When a SOS is detected, the plane can send the location of its origin using Pixhawk, which helps in directing rescue operations to that position.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

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SAE INTERNATIONAL EAST COMPETITION 2020

Lakeland, Florida, USA / 6-8 March, 2020

STANDING
1st in Technical/Oral Presentation
3rd in Mission Performance
3rd Worldwide
1st Asia/Pacific

Team’s 2020 Aircraft, “Airavat” is a single electric motor propelled, high wing aircraft with a tricycle landing gear, capable of lifting 38 pounds at a cruise velocity of 43ft/s. The aircraft is also capable of releasing two autonomously guided colonist delivery aircraft along with multiple supply payloads.

SAE INTERNATIONAL EAST COMPETITION 2019

Fort Worth, Texas, USA / 8-10 March, 2019

STANDING
1st in Design Report
1st in Technical/Oral Presentation
4th Worldwide
1st Asia/Pacific

This was the most successful season Team ever had. 2019’s Flagship Redbird proved out to be one of the finest plane ever manufactured. Despite of drastic rulebook changes with the completely new mission statement team was successful in achieving 4th Overall ranking in advanced class category.

SAE INTERNATIONAL EAST COMPETITION 2018

Lakeland, Florida, USA / 7-9 March, 2018

STANDING
7th in Design Report
4th in Presentation
6th in Humanitarian on target
6th Worldwide

SAE Aero Design proved to be a great experience for the team. Team Assailing Falcons received appreciation from companies like Boeing, NASA and Lockheed Martin. The name of the advance class aircraft was Zephyrus. Teams from colleges like Warsaw University, Georgia Tech, Akron University etc. participated along with us.

SAE INTERNATIONAL EAST COMPETITION 2017

Lakeland, Florida, USA / 21-23 April, 2017

STANDING
6th in Design Report
4th in Presentation
7th in Humanitarian on target
7th Worldwide

SAE Aero Design proved to be a great experience for the team. Team Assailing Falcons received appreciation from companies like Boeing, NASA and Lockheed Martin. The name of the advance class aircraft was Jetaayu. Teams from colleges like Warsaw University, Georgia Tech, Akron University etc.participated along with us.

INDIAN SPACE CONCLAVE- SEDS VIT 2017

VIT Vellore / 5th-6th August, 2017

STANDING
3rd Overall

Indian Space Conclave was organised by SEDS VIT on 5th and 6th August, 2017. All the Aero Design teams of VIT University, Creation Labs, ASME and some professional organisations displayed their respective models and works. The team displayed their advance class aircraft ‘Jetaayu’. The aircraft remained the centre of attraction of the event and received huge crowd to witness its beauty. Faculties from different schools and other universities visited our stall and interacted with us. They provided their valuable feedback and expressed their desire to work with us.

ATMOS- BITS PILANI TECH EXPO 2017

BITS Pilani, Hyderabad / 28-29 October, 2016

STANDING
2nd Overall

ATMOS is an event organised by BITS Pilani every year during their Tech Expo. Teams and individuals from universities like NITs, DTU, IITs, IISc, SRM and BITS participated and displayed their models and ideas. Jetaayu, the advance class aircraft of the team, witnessed overwhelming response from other teams and visitors. Officials from companies like Mytrah energy appraised the model. Other distinguished visitors included official from IITs, DRDO and ISRO.

7TH SAE INTERNATIONAL EAST COMPETITION 2016

Los Angeles, California, the USA / 22-24 April, 2016

STANDING
9th Overall

SAE Aero Design proved to be a great experience for the team. Unlike previous year team participated in two categories namely Advance and Regular. Team Assailing Falcons was the only team from India to make through the technical inspection of Advance Class. Team received appreciation from companies like Boeing, NASA and Lockheed Martin. The name of the advance class and regular class were Carvao and Cirio respectively. Team from college like Warsaw University, Georgia Tech, IIT participated along us.

1st CONSOLATION PRIZE (Best Working Model Award) ENGINEER’S DAY TECH EXPO 2016

VIT Vellore / 23rd September 2016

This tech expo was part of the International Tech Fest of VIT University organised annually. All the Schools and Teams of VIT University along with some professional organisations displayed their respective models and works. The team displayed their advance class aircraft ‘Carvao’. The aircraft remained the centre of attraction of the event and received huge crowd to witness its beauty. Faculties from different schools and other universities visited our stall and interacted with us.

TESTIMONIAL

Pranjal Ghosh

Building a plane requires hard-work and dedication, and more than that, it needs punctuality, and that is what Pranjal is known for. Sticking to the deadlines and getting the work done within the time allotted and ensuring that a particular work ticks all the boxes is what makes Pranjal different and so important to the team. His sheer excellence in designing the plane and making the design report is what helped the team secure 6th position overall.

Firoz Borah

As the senior Avionics Engineer in the team, Firoz’s contribution to the department brings balance to the team. With the bulk of experience in this field, he helps the team make an efficient and a reliable avionics system that consists of Data Acquisition System and First Person View.

Snehal Singh

Assailing falcons is one of the greatest aero design team in Asia I have ever known ... and I am really glad to be a part of this team as it provides me with vast opportunities in aerodynamic field which has been a passion of mine for years ..... So at last thanks alot to everyone who thought of me as capable to serve in this team.

Onkar Sharma

These guys are the best student Aerodesign team in Asia. Each and every member is an aerospace enthusiast, dedicated towards building one of the best RC aircrafts. Highly recommended to join this team for an amazing experience.

Pranay Jhunjhunwala

It's an amazing team. Extremely proud to work with such talented minds.

Karthik Bharawadwaj

Amazing team full of creative thoughts and enthusiasm for planes.

Varun Wadhwa

Bunch of success driven engineers with whom I was privileged to work with. Very friendly work environment and everyone is supportive towards each other. Was able to incorporate marketing skills to bring in sponsors whose insight helped us achieve the goals we set. Wishing all the best to future Assailing Falcons initiates.

Omkar Bojjawar

A complete professional team of enthusiastic Aviation-Aerodynamics-Aero-modelling lovers aka engineers.....Delivering consistent efforts and results....

CONTACT US

Vibhor Rajoria

Team Captain

+91 9079861131

Jainendra Deshmukh

Team Vice Captain

+91 8299505637


Gagandeep Singh Kukreja

Team Manager

+91 8871840161

S. Lakshmikanth Reddy

Finance Manager

+91 6379308773