Accession Number : ADA329477

Title :   Support of AIAA Student Aircraft Design/Fly Competition.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr-31 Dec 97,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INST OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Page, Gregory S. ; Bovias, Chris ; Selig, Michael ; Vargas, Wil

PDF Url : ADA329477

Report Date : 01 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 481

Abstract : This report is made up of the combined reports of eight separate teams of students who entered the 1997 Design, Build & Fly Competition. The objectives of the competition were to have student teams design, build and fly unmanned remote control electric aircraft designed for maximum range on a limited battery. A "fly-off" took place on a private airstrip at Ragged Island, Md., in April 1997. Winners of the contest: 1st place, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2nd, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University; 3rd, Texas A&M University. The Design, Build & Fly Competition was supported by Cessna, the Office of Naval Research and the AIAA Foundation.

Descriptors :   *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, *AIRCRAFT DESIGN, STUDENTS, UNMANNED, ELECTRIC POWER, ELECTRIC MOTORS.

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE