Group Invictus from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, that has been the solitary agent of West Pakistan inside the AIAA DBF rivalry for as long as ten successive years, stood second in Team class.
The opposition had cooperation from understudies from all over the world just as noted foundations like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UC Berkeley, and Stanford and GIKI understudies gripped the subsequent spot to beat a few of those foundations and produce the prize home.
The United States’ Embassy in public capital has commended Pakistani understudies for “beating Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford” in A specialty arranging, building and flying challenge.
“Well done to Team Invictus, a lot of Pakistani understudies from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute for winning ordinal spot inside the 2021 yank Institute of characteristic way of thinking and physical science (Design, Build and Fly) rivalry, beating Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford!” the Embassy composed on Twitter.
The team’s proposal for the unmanned aircraft was scored 85.9, which was 1st best in Asia whereas it was rated 2nd best globally. The proposal document consisted of 60 pages of highly technical information plus fly-offs that took place in alternately in Kansas and Arizona, USA. It must also be noted that due to COVID for the first time, digital collaboration tools had to be used but that didn’t hinder the team’s progress at all as they set forth to clinch the second position.
The team’s future plans are to be the face of the radio-controlled aircraft industry in Pakistan and they aim to promote aeronautics and aviation as a hobby in the country so that more people get involved.