Just as the poet Virgil called upon Aeneas, noble scion of proud Illium, to serve as the mythic founder of Rome, we take our inspiration from the legends of our own age – the otherworldly beings that fell from the sky in 1947 nearby the town of Roswell, New Mexico.
All that Virgil knew of Aeneas was that he was a man of unsurpassed virtue. All that we know of our legendary progenitors is that they crashed. Fully expecting that we would crash – over and over and over again – we could think of no one better to lead the way.
Our motto, rendered in Latin, is: semper cadentes. Translated into English, it means “always falling” or “always crashing.” We took it to remind ourselves that failures and setbacks are inevitable – we should expect them, and we should always be prepared to rebuild and move forward in spite of them.
In this, we hope that we are an inspiration to other RC pilots, as well as anyone else who has ever made something that ended up as a pile of broken pieces on the ground. You may fail, but so long as you continue to build and struggle and strive, you are never defeated.