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Aeromodelling is an ideal context for a CREST award. Any of our major projects can carry a CREST award depending on the skills and aspirations of the student. But its not just about whole planes and really, a whole plane is probably too complicated.
There are many individual areas of study in aeromodelling in which you can achieve a CREST award. You might look at the choice of propeller for a particular plane because there are so many variables to consider - just like choosing tyres for your car. Aerodynamics, drag, lift, materials, processes, testing procedures - the list goes on and on.
So far our students have achieved two Silver and two Gold CREST awards and the numbers are going to increase now that CREST awards have been made so easy to enter and get rigourously assessed.
CREST awards develop literacy, communication sckills, ICT and organisation skills. It's what we love - the Design Process
You can start a CREST award in any of our projects. Just pick the project or an aspect of a project and we'll see which level it would fit best into. A whole BMFA payload project is certainly more than adequate for Gold (70 hours work) University students gain degrees based on this competition. Other studies we do are quite adequate for Bronze and Silver (30 hours work ) and we encourage all out students to at least do a Bronze (10 hours work).