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Thank you APC Propellers!

Half a propeller. Credit to wikimedia.org!

I’d like to thank APC Propellers for being so rad and helping us with research and design this summer! Their propeller’s are top notch and require a lot less balancing than other brand’s I’ve seen. Thanks again!

Happy Holidays!

We’d like to take a moment and wish everyone happy holidays. I know most of our team is enjoying the winter break after some crazy finals and I hope that you are enjoying winter as well. Hopefully some others took advantage of NYC’s freakishly warm weather like I did! Happy FestivusSanta, I want a pet chameleon.
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Elections were held and…

We would like to congratulate Kirill Goldin on his election as our new Vice President. He is succeeding Mohammad Farooqi who is graduating at the end of this semester. We’d also like to thank Mohammad for doing a great job as VP and we are going to miss working with him. Thank you for everyone who attended our last general body meeting of the semester and for voting in our elections.
Tyler, Collin (black shirt), Orion (blue shirt), Mohammad, Kirill, Bryan, and Mohil with Dr. Sandra Magnus, Astronaut and director of AIAA

Tyler, Collin (black shirt), Orion (blue shirt), Mohammad, Kirill, Bryan, and Mohil with Dr. Sandra Magnus, Astronaut and director of AIAA

DBF Team Updates!

The Design Build Fly group has been very busy the past couple of weeks. Check out some of our pictures from our airfoil testing as well as the construction of our prototype!
Team members heat shrink wrapping airfoil test sections.

Team members heat shrink wrapping airfoil test sections.

Don't glue your hands here.

Team members constructing airfoil test sections.

With our amazing circular saw!

Team members cutting wood.

Check out that calligraphy!

Prototype ribs after being laser cut.

Collin and team checking out the thrust testing system.

Collin and team checking out the thrust testing system.

We're definitely using this 3 part propeller.

Thrust testing setup in the ERF basement.

How to read airfoil test data from the wind tunnel.

How to read airfoil test data from the wind tunnel.

The team testing airfoil sections in the existing wind tunnel

The team testing airfoil sections in the existing wind tunnel

Who needs UL certification?

The electronics team modifying a battery charger.

DBF Prototype Parts are in!

We’ve finally gotten most of our materials needed to build our first prototype. Next week we’re going to be ordering the remaining parts. The team has already laser cut parts so we can build next week!
Tyler, Mohammad, and Mohil building the "Suboptimal 2.0", our prototype.

Tyler, Mohammad, and Mohil building the “Suboptimal 2.0”, our prototype.

Mohammad, Mohil, Orion, and Tyler constructing the prototype.

Mohammad, Mohil, Orion, and Tyler constructing the prototype.