UET Peshawar Grabs 1st Position At Design Build Fly Competition

As many as twenty teams from different universities had participated in the DBFC-16 at GIKI Swabi, in which UET Peshawar took first place, according to a press release.

UET Peshawar Grabs 1st Position At Design Build Fly Competition

The University of Engineering Technology (UET) Peshawar Student Team “Zarrar” won first place in the national level competition “Design Build Fly Competition (DBFC)-16,” which was held earlier at GIKI Swabi.

Every year, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Society GIKI Chapter hosts the Design Build Fly Competition, which challenges young talent from universities across Pakistan to design and build planes that can perform various manoeuvres.

As many as twenty teams from different universities had participated in the DBFC-16 at GIKI Swabi, in which UET Peshawar took first place, according to a press release issued here on Tuesday.

Today’s award ceremony was held here to honour the Zarrar team. Muhammad Fasih Shahzad, Team Lead, gave a formal presentation and played the fly-off demonstration video held at GIKI Swabi, which included three flight tests on vertical loop, circuit loop, and a mimic of a real-world situation such as an inverted flight carrying a payload of 300 kg from a height of 20 feet.

“If assistance is provided, our plane has multiple prospects for the industry, such as restoring connectivity of hilly areas on solar cell towers; entering hostile territory and gathering desired information without being detected by a radar; and firefighting using a payload and aerial delivery system during natural calamities,” he added.

Muhammad Fasih Shahzad, Muhammad Kashif, Muhammad Shahzad, Hashir Naeem, and Ahmad Obaid Ullah designed the plane.

Prof. Dr. Sahar Noor, Dean, Faculty of Mechanical, Chemical, and Industrial Engineering, UET Peshawar, praised the team for demonstrating their abilities and hard work at the national level. He urged the students to continue the legacy of their senior students by following the same practises.

Prof. Dr. Rizwan M. Gul, Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UET Peshawar, said the DBFC remains one of the institution’s flagship student competitions that provides a platform for students to learn and develop essential skills for their future careers.

He stated that “Team Zarrar” demonstrated excellence at the national level, demonstrating their engineering competence as well as leadership skills. He pledged his full support to the student team in making their ideas a reality.

Later, Dr. Arshad Mehmoood and Engr. Nadeem-ur-Rehman, supervisors of “Team Zarrar,” presented the team with a cash award of Rs. 80,000, while Prof. Dr. Sahar Noor and Prof. Dr. Rizwan M. Gul presented the team with certificates.

 

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