OT: VT group gets 1st place in NASA challenge

Completely OT, but I love seeing our school in the news for some pretty awesome things...the fact that UVA got third is a little disappointing, but consolation is to see them both on the same list with VT on top.

Anyone else that like Aeronautics/Aerospace?

VT gets first place.

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Its good to see two Universities in the State of VA making great technological contributions. Its even better that Tech came out on top. GO HOKIES.

The "Gobble Hawk". Love it. I feel like that needs to be a player's nickname.

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I say we award it to the member of the defense who has the best "nose for the ball" - he's got to be a ball-hawk that gobbles up interceptions or forces fumbles.

My team was in that competition, we didn't get top 3 but the top team had some smart kids. Don't know how the Purdue team finished top 3, we weren't really concerned with them, must've had a great paper.

Rip his freaking head off!

I loved reading the differences in pricing and operational time frames. The VT group that won definitely had a great design in terms of cost and efficiency.

UVA's Submission: The Big Wahoo

A paper airplane has more propellers than fans at their spring game.

now if only it said "LOLUVA" instead of "Mattingly"


No runway wide enough to hold that hoo.

#Let's Go - Hokies


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Glad to see we still own the NASA competition! I was part of the team that won this competition back in 2006. Anyone know who the faculty adviser of this team was?

Pradeep Raj, really nice guy. Just came over to Tech from working at SkunkWorks for a long time.

Rip his freaking head off!

When I first read the press release all I could think of was that under the airplane they should spell out nice and large on the wings, "Gobble gobble motherf*ckers" and then fly over LOLUVA's campus so everyone can read it.

/EDIT: Yes I know it's a design project and not an actual airplane


We absolutely should send that thing up to fly over Lane Stadium North for a full week prior to the UVA game, trailing a banner saying, as RocketHokie suggested, "Gobble Gobble, motherf*ckers!"

Hell yeah or with a turkey call attached somehow.



Hey, what the heck were you doing in Denver on Tuesday?

Horse in Denver.

Meetin' the prez, sampling the fare, other regular horse stuff

Looks like scaring the Prez is more like it.
You think maybe it's cause he never saw a horse wearing an orange tshirt before?

Haha! Even the Secret Service guys aren't sure what to think of that.

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"11-0, bro"
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This needs to be played before Sandman every Thanksgiving football game

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the fact that UVA got third is a little disappointing

I disagree... Its nice to know that our B team is still better than 99% of the competition

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