Schools Design Prize (1979)
Only one entry per school was allowed for the Schools' Design Prize in 1979 and the chosen entry was a multi-purpose radio-controlled model aircraft ('HYDRA'), designed and manufactured by Michael Gascoyne and Andrew Watts. At the national final, Michael and Andrew were judged to be one of the 5 joint winners in the 14-16 age group.
Michael Gascoyne receives his Design Council award from HRH Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace.
HYDRA shown against a Rolls Royce RB 211-254 engine on the cover of the April 1980 Engineering magazine Front cover of the March 1980 edition of the National Council for School Technology magazine
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