Design Build Fly
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Coogs Air is led by a Senior Capstone Team, a group of Seniors that are responsible for the overall design of the plane. We are dedicated to helping each member understand the concepts of aeronautics and the applications. This program is currently run as a "Senior Capstone Team", but is open to anyone who wants to join. We have grown to manufacture our own airplanes that will compete in the AIAA BDF competition. The team is composed of members that have experience in the realms of aerodynamics and mechanical design. Various workshops and local facilities support the team by allowing us to work and construct our projects. The contributions of the workshops and the members are invaluable. We thank you for any contributions that you give.
Design Build fly subteams
Structures & Controls
This team is dedicated to designing the plane and planning the layout of all electronics within the plane. They also manage the controls of the plane to provide ease and comfort for the pilot.
Propulsion & Performance
This team is dedicated to choosing the correct motor that allows the plane to have sustained flight. They are in control of checking the flight pattern and tracking the performance of the plane when performing complex maneuvers.
Materials & Manufacturing
This team is dedicated to choosing the right material to improve the aerodynamics of the plane. The team is tasked with constructing the plane based on the blueprint.
This team controls the plane. They are trained to operate the plane at peak efficiency through the use of programs to record the timing and maneuverability that they have.
The AIAA through the Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Design Engineering and Flight Test Technical Committees and the AIAA Foundation invites all university students to participate in the Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems Student Design Build Fly competition. The contest will provide a real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies
Student teams will design, fabricate, and demonstrate the flight capabilities of an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft which can best meet the specified mission profile. The goal is a balanced design possessing good demonstrated flight handling qualities and practical and affordable manufacturing requirements while providing a high vehicle performance.