SIG – Design, Build and Fly
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project supervisor: Dr. C.K. Chan (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Chan Wai Ho (Team Captain), Hwang Donggyu, Mo Kei Yiu, Tang Hoi Yuen, Ng Ho Wai, Law Kam Pong
Yim Chi Ping (Team Captain), Lung Chak Fung, Lee Kiu, Lai Wing Man, Lee Tsz Shing, Lau Ting
Supervised by Dr. C.K. Chan from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU Design, Build & Fly (DBF) Team is formed by over 25 students majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Due to the regulations of the AIAA and BMFA, an expert in flying and constructing a RC model aircraft is also necessary in the team. The role of pilot and advisor will be taken by him. With the lead by the team captain, the team separates into sub teams responsible for different main parameters of an aircraft, such as fuselage, wing, empennage, and internal mechanisms.
In June 2022, “Design, Build and Fly” teams from the Department of Mechanical Engineering dominated the Payload Challenge 5 of the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) 2022 University and Schools Flight Challenges. We were successful in taking home both the champion and 1st runner-up awards.