AeroDesign team members testing a circuit board while looking at a laptop.



About the Team

The team designs, builds, and flies payload-lifting, radio-controlled fixed-wing airplanes to compete in the international SAE Aero Design Collegiate Series.‚Äč UBC AeroDesign (formerly known as UBC Heavy Lift) was founded in 1992 by a group of engineering students. Every year, the team upholds the tradition of designing and building a radio-controlled fixed-wing aircraft to attend the collegiate competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The SAE Aero Design Series competition challenges university students from around the world to design and build a plane with the purpose of lifting the heaviest payload.

Nature of Activity

  • Internal - Prototyping
  • External - Competition

Time Commitment

Minimum of 5-8 hours per week.

Application Deadlines

Mid-August to Mid-September

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