Do I have to be an engineer to join?
No, our club consists of people from all different majors. While being an engineering major helps, it is not required.
What year do I have to be to join?
There is no minimum year level to join, as long as you are a student at RIT you can join!
How do I join?
Simple, just show up to one of our meetings on Saturday!
What will I do in the club?
We have new members jump in on designing parts for the airplanes. We will give you an assignment for a part to be designed and what it will do. Once you have it designed, we will show you how to actually produce the part on our laser cutter.
If you are not interested in design, you will be able to build an airplane from the designs that we have. There is no prior experience needed because we teach you how to get started!
Also, in the spring we will be going flying and we have a club trainer. The club trainer allows us to teach anyone to fly without the risk of crashing. We use two transmitters, one a master and the other one the student. If at any time the student gets into a situation, the master can take over and correct the airplane. We also have a computer simulator in the lab to learn the basics.
Where can I get more information?
If you are interested in finding out more information that you cannot find on the website, please do not hesitate to stop by the lab or contact a current member. If it is a question on information regarding joining the club or any general information, please feel free to contact David Pawlush, head of public relations.