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A Long Flight Begins with a Short Takeoff, Help Us Win SAE Aerodesign!
of Rs.5,00,000
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    Ashutosh Pandey

    from Bangalore, Karnataka

About Us
Team Arcis is the official Aero Design team of Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore. We design, build and fly aircraft and participate in the SAE Aero Design Challenge held annually in USA.

We started in 2012 as a brainchild of three UAV fanatics and today, we are a 54 member team from 8 different streams of engineering who share a common goal - to build the best aircraft possible. 

In our very first year in 2012, we ranked 4th among all Indian teams and ranked 25th worldwide, along with winning the NASA Systems Engineering award. Subsequently we improved our ranking to 2nd place among all Indian teams and in 2015, we ranked 10th among all teams worldwide and clinched the top spot among Indian teams, which is a position we've held on to since.

The team is currently ranked 8th worldwide and 1st in India. We won two medals at SAE Aero Design West 2018- 3rd place worldwide in the Regular class presentation and 2nd place worldwide in the Micro class design report.

This year, we also competed in the SAE ISS ADC, where we placed 1st across the country. We also took part in the 'Design your Destiny' competition conducted by CADD Center in Chennai and placed 2nd overall. Each year we strive to achieve better results and bring about new innovations.

In the coming year, we will be competing in Advanced class, becoming the first Indian team to participate in all 3 classes.

We need your support

Last year, we ran a successful crowdfunding campaign on Milaap.org and managed to improve our ranking in the competition. This year, as we are seeking out new challenges at SAE Aero Design 2019, we will be needing your support again. 

The Indian UAV industry is growing at a rapid pace. According to global market intelligence and advisory firm BIS Research, by 2021, the Indian UAV market will reach USD 885.7 million, while the global market size will touch USD 21.47 billion.

Although we have come a long way, we can always go a step further- with you. With your support, we can grab laurels and set new standards. Because every long flight because every long flight begins with a short take off, we can reach new horizons. Help Team Arcis win SAE Aero Design 2019!

Total Funding required
The total expenses of the team add upto ₹15,77,000 out of which we are raising ₹5,00,000 from Milaap. Currently the team is backed by

Distribution of funds
1) Design: The campaign plays a significant role in the design phase as per the design requirements stated by SAE international.

2) Fabrication/Technical aspects: We build several prototype models, improvising at every step so that we can reach our goal. Your support will allow us to buy the required materials, several of which have to be imported , like electronics.

3) Flight Tests: We perform multiple flight tests in different environments in both India and the USA, which allows us to be prepared for any possible scenario. All the aircraft are tested to their limits.

4) Shipment: Shipping the entire model overseas all the way to the USA with utmost care will incur a significant amount of cost as this shipment goes through multi-level customs and verification.

5) Social Contribution: A finite amount of the revenue generated will be put into use by organizing and conducting workshops and seminars at zero fees for underprivileged students.

The contribution through Milaap will not only help infuse a stronger understanding of Aerospace among students but will also play a major role in achieving our DREAM.

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A few pictures of our airplanes over the years:

Thank you for your support!

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