3D-Printed Fixed-Wing Aircraft Competition

Date and time
Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Jesse Owens Stadium and Jesse Owens Track and Field, Cal State LA

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) will host the 1st CSU 3D-Printed Fixed-Wing Aircraft Competition on May 20, 2023, at its Jesse Owens Track and Field Complex on campus. This event is modeled after the successful event hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington.

CSU 3D-Printed Fixed-Winged Aircraft Competition

This competition is composed of two parts; a design competition (optional) and a flight competition. Each is judged and awarded independently.


Design Competition: Most Innovative Design (submit by design report deadline)

  • First Prize: $1000
  • Second Prize: $500
Flight Competition: Longest Duration Flight.
  • First Prize: $1000
  • Second Prize: $500

Student Challenge

  • Develop a lightweight, 3D printable airframe
  • Integrate design and manufacturing to maximize performance
  • Design within the 3D printing process and material constraints
  • Leverage direct digital manufacturing technologies 

Dates & Deadlines

March 30, 2023 Registration Deadline
May 5, 2023 Design Competition Submission Deadline
May 20, 2023, 8:00-10:00 a.m. Flight Competition Eligibility Evaluation
May 20, 2023, 11:00 a.m. Flight Competition @ Jesse Owens Stadium and Jesse Owens Track and Field, Cal State LA. 


Mike Thorburn