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!
Our first general body meeting of Spring 2014 will be held on February 13th at 5 pm in ERF 1043.
We hope we can see you there!
Welcome back to the spring semester!
The DBF team is nearly finished with our prototype aircraft with 80 days until the competition.
Come check it out or get involved now.
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!
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
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 constructing airfoil test sections.
Team members cutting wood.
Prototype ribs after being laser cut.
Collin and team checking out the thrust testing system.
Thrust testing setup in the ERF basement.
How to read airfoil test data from the wind tunnel.
The team testing airfoil sections in the existing wind tunnel
The electronics team modifying a battery charger.
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.
Mohammad, Mohil, Orion, and Tyler constructing the prototype.
Thank you for your interest in AIAA at UIC!
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