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TU Flying motorcycle winner of Boeing competition?!

A team of students from our university was the winner in the first phase of the Boeing GoFly competition! In this first phase vertical take-off and landing aircraft for one person was the main objective. The team, named Silverwing, designed an electric, autonomous concept that best resembles a flying motorcycle, and was awarded a $20,000 prize!

With the GoFly Competition Boeing attempts to boost the development of personal aircraft. Top criteria are low noise and small size. The fly-off will be held September 2019 in the United States, where the grand prize is $1,000,000. Among the competitors there are helicopters, jetpacks and more conventional aircraft using wings. Silverwing’s  design includes wings to travel longer distances with a much lower energy consumption.

The prize money will be used for further concept development. In order to win the next two phases, they will need to grow from a small team of eight students to a larger team capable of building and testing the vehicle for the fly-off in 2019.

Sound interesting? Join the team!
The interest drink for Team Silverwing will be held on Thursday, June 21 from 18:30 – 21:30 in the TU Delft Aula.

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