This airplane was designed for the 1997/1998 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest. The mission objective was to carry a 7.5 lb steel payload and perform as many laps as possible within 7 minutes. Aircraft were subject to several design constraints including a runway length of 300 ft., a battery weight of no more than 2.5 lb etc.
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The Abserokee design team was led by a Chief Engineer, and divided into three primary groups: Aerodynamics/Stability and Control, Propulsion, and Structures.
Chief Engineer: Alan Anderson
Aerodynamics / Stability and Control:
- Adrianto Augustine (Lead)
- Michael Thompson
- Mun Kiet Ho (Lead)
- Ree Hing Chua
- Teng Benng Koay
- Chow Sien Lim
- Tony Buratti (Lead)
- Gayla Iron
- Onn Lin Lee
- Weng Kin Low
- Alvin Ng
- Peng Kuan Tan
- Dr. Ron Delahoussaye
- Dr. Andrew S. Arena, Jr.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew S. Arena, Jr.
Assistant: Joe Conner
The mission objective was to carry a 7.5 lb steel payload and perform as many laps as possible within 7 minutes. Upon entering the course, the aircraft had to perform the flight profile shown. After completing that profile once, the aircraft could simply do laps of the course without the 30 turns.
Some of the constraints and design challenges were:
- 300 ft runway with T/O over a 6 ft obstacle
- Maximum of 2.5 pounds of NiCd batteries
- Aircraft must be lifted at wing tips for full gross weight test
- Electric motor
- 700 ft legs in the course
The overall score was based on the number of laps accomplished times the written report score.
The following sponsors contributed to the project. The Abserokee team greatly appreciates their support, and considers them members of our team. Without their support, the project would not have been possible.