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Aeross Teams emerge as the top two teams from India at Real World Design Challenge 2020

Two Aeross teams, Samaritan Aerospace and Peregrine Aerospace, emerge as the top two teams from India at Real World Design Challenge 2020 and have qualified for the finals. They’ll travel to Washington DC to compete with other finalists. Peregrine Aerospace members- Akshit Kumar Aryamun Das Shashwat Raj Siddharth Arya Aryan Gulati Rohit Sharma Rohan Gupta…


Modifiers, Edit Mode Contd.

Modifiers Like it sounds, modifiers modify the properties of the object they are used upon. But where are these modifiers, and what exactly do they do? Well first, start by increasing the size of your properties pane (it’s the one with ), and click on the wrench symbol (signifies modifiers). Like it sounds, modifiers modify…


Edit Mode, General

Edit Mode Now that you know the fundamentals, you may wonder how one can create complex, and often curved, shapes using these tools. Simply using duplicates of the default primitives seems far too tedious to create move complicated forms, and you’d be right.  For the creation of scenes with higher complexity, one of the most…


Intro to Orbital Mechanics

Introduction According to Wikipedia, Orbital mechanics or astrodynamics is the application of ballistics and celestial mechanics to the practical problems concerning the motion of rockets and other spacecraft. In simpler words, it’s the field of study that allows us to calculate where and when something travelling through space will end up, and the changes in…


3D Course Prerequisite

Introduction to Blender 3D You might be wondering, why are we learning Blender? Aren’t there other software which are the “industry standard” for 3D modelling? Well, this is because, for our particular use, which is modelling for concept explanation, Blender offers the maximum flexibility at minimum effort, should you be ready to learn it. After…


High Performance Engines

Engines are used not only in commercial airlines but also in military aircraft, missiles and for other machines flying at very high speeds. There is no worry for fuel efficiency in these applications (generally). There’s only a need for speed. Turbojet Engines Turbojet engines are Turbofan engines without a bypass duct. Or, I should rather…


Building Efficient Engines

The cost of fuel is one of the primary reasons why air travel is as expensive as it is. A Boeing 777 flying across the Atlantic can burn as much as 50 tonnes of fuel over the course of its 7-hour flight. Even a 10% increase in engine efficiency could save 5 tonnes of fuel…


Rockets and Propulsion

Putting the “rocket” in rocket science Rocket engines are at the heart of every past, current, and near future spacecraft. The principle they work off is quite simple to understand. A conventional rocket engine combusts the propellant, converting the chemical energy stored in it into mechanical energy. This energy accelerates the combustion products out of…


The Gas Turbine Engine

Introduction Whenever you last sat on the window seat in an aircraft, especially if you had a window seat, you probably paid one good look to the engine, the little cylinder-frustum thingy on the wing.  Look up photos of the Concorde, and you won’t see such an engine at all. Whatever the case may be,…


Stability and Control

Now that you know what goes into making sure that an aircraft stays in the air, you might be wondering how exactly aircraft are designed to be stable and easily controllable. For that matter, how are aircraft controlled at all? How do you decide where to place the wings and engines and fuel tanks? How…