Aerospace Capstone, Design/Build/Fly, and Speedfest Airplanes

Speedfest Planes

2016

2016
Black Team

The Black Team 2016 "Obsidian" design arose from a challenge to build the first ever Jet  Engine RC Aircraft at Oklahoma State University. Obsidian features two very different configurations to meet the needs of both those seeking to use the jet as a trainer and as a sport jet. Featuring high...

2016
Orange Team

Teams responded to a Statement of Work for a remotely piloted sport jet and trainer designed around an unmodified Kingtech K45 turbine engine. Wingspan but be equal to or less than 53" to allow shipping. Minumum dry weight of the trainer configuration must be 12 lb. Teams must submit a cost bid...

2014

2014
Black Team

Team “Black Magic” designed an aircraft to compete in Speedfest IV held at Oklahoma State’s Unmanned Aircraft Flight Station just outside Stillwater, OK. Speedfest IV consisted of two missions. Mission 1 required the aircraft to climb with a payload descent vehicle (PDV) containing a golf ball...

2014
Orange Team

Team Havoc was formed in response to the 2014 Speedfest IV competition.  The team composed of 21 students majoring in Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University and the competition served as their senior design project.  Over the course of about three months, the team produced four pylon...

2013

2013
Black Team

"Katana" was designed to compete in Speedfest III held outside Stillwater, OK. The challenge presented to Team Black consisted of designing a paintball bomber optimized for two missions. Both missions were based on a 900ft course, but the mission requirements presented conflicting design drivers...

2013
Orange Team

Team "Mayhem" was assembled to compete in the 2013 Speedfest III Competition held in Stillwater Oklahoma. The team consisted of 20 students working on the project for approximately three months. Throughout this project, nine planes were built and flown. Their names in order of creation were:...

2012

2012
Black Team
2012
Orange Team

"Fury" was designed to compete in the 2012 Oklahoma State Speedfest Competition, held in Stillwater, OK in May of 2012. The aircraft was designed for a pylon race mission with vertical takeoff capability. The aircraft was also required to deploy a banner after the alloted mission time....

2011

2011
Orange Team

The 2011 Orange Team truly did lead the way in innovation.  Pioneering the blended-wing body  for remote-control aircrafts and inventing new ways to manufacture structural and propulsion components, this design...

2011
Black Team

The Banshee was designed to compete in the 2011 UAV Invitational Airshow and Speedfest, held in Stillwater, OK in May of 2011.  The aircraft was designed as a high preformance aircraft balancing high maximum speed, quick acceleration, and good...

Design/Build/Fly

2010

Black Team

"Drag 'n Tail" was designed to compete in the 2009/2010 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Wichita, KS in April of 2010. The aircraft was designed for a simulated cargo plane mission. Within this mission were three objectives. Mission...

2010
Orange Team

"Shredder" was designed to compete in the 2009/2010 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Wichita, KS in April of 2010. The aircraft was designed for a simulated cargo plane mission. Within this mission were three objectives. Mission one...

2010

2009

Black Team

"Fastback" was designed to compete in the 2008/2009 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Tucson, AZ in April of 2009.  The name "Fastback" originates from the concept used to rapidly remove the airplane from its storage crate, and prepare it for...

2009
Orange Team

"Slugger" was designed to compete in the 2008/2009 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Wichita, KS in April of 2009.  The name "Slugger" originates from the geometry of the fuselage that closely resembles that of a wooden baseball bat.   A...

2009

2008

Black Team
2008
Orange Team
2008

2007

Black Team
2007
Orange Team
2007

2006

Orange Team

The "Flying Slug" was designed to compete in the 2005/2006 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Wichita, KS in April of 2006.  The aircraft was optimized to perform a combination of Cargo Flexibility, and Minimum RAC missions.  In the...

2006
Black Team

"Black Lightening" was designed to compete in the 2005/2006 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Wichita, KS in April of 2006.  The aircraft was optimized to perform a combination of Cargo Flexibility, and Minimum RAC missions.  In the...

2006

2005

Black Team

The B-5 Blackout was designed to compete in the 2004/2005 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Patuxent River, MD in April of 2005.  The aircraft was optimized to perform a combination of a sensor reposition mission, and a re-supply...

2005
Orange Team

The Diamondback was designed to compete in the 2004/2005 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Patuxent River, MD in April of 2004.  The aircraft was optimized to perform a combination of a sensor reposition mission, and a re-supply...

2005

2004

Black Team

The Black Stallion was designed to compete in the 2003/2004 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Wichita, KS in April of 2004.  The aircraft was designed for a simulated aerial fire-fighting mission.  The mission objective was to load up...

2004
Orange Team

The OSpray was designed to compete in the 2003/2004 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Wichita, KS in April of 2004.  The aircraft was designed for a simulated aerial fire-fighting mission.  The mission objective was to load up to 4L...

2004

2003

Black Team

The Blackhawk was designed to compete in the 2002/2003 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest held in Ridgely MD, in April of 2003.  The objective was to fly two different missions: a missile decoy mission in which the aircraft carried a large...

2003
Orange Team

The Kitty Hawk was named in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight, and was designed to compete in the 2002/2003 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest held in Ridgely River MD, in April of 2003.  The objective was to...

2003

2002

Black Team

The "Maltese Falcon" was designed by the 2002 OSU Black team to compete in the 2001/2002 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Wichita, KS in April of 2002.  Aircraft in the competition were designed to complete a sequence of position,...

2002
Orange Team

Stinky Pete (or Stinky for short) was designed by the 2002 OSU Orange team to compete in the 2001/2002 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Wichita, KS in April of 2002.  Aircraft in the competition were designed to complete a sequence...

2002

2001

Black Team

The Raven (or "Phoenix," or "Ravenstein," as the latest variant was also known)  was designed to compete in the 2000/2001 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Patuxent River MD in April of 2001.  The mission objective was to alternately...

2001
Orange Team

Shamu was designed to compete in the 2000/2001 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest, held in Patuxent River MD in April of 2001.  The mission objective was to alternately fly a high volume payload of up to 100 tennis balls, and a high density...

2001

2000

Black Team

The Flight Factory aircraft is an all composite, box wing design that was designed to compete in the 1999/2000 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest held in Wichita, KS in April of 2000.  The objective was to fly a mission consisting of...

2000
Orange Team

The Hammerhead is an all composite, box wing design that was designed to compete in the 1999/2000 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest held in Wichita, KS in April of 2000.  The objective was to fly a mission consisting of alternating sorties: a...

2000

1999

Black Team

This airplane was designed for the 1998/1999 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest.  The mission objective was to carry the heaviest possible payload consisting of water bottles, over a specified course using multiple sorties.  Aircraft were...

1999
Orange Team

This airplane was designed for the 1998/1999 AIAA/Cessna/ONR Design/Build/Fly contest.  The mission objective was to carry the heaviest possible payload consisting of water bottles, over a specified course using multiple sorties.  Aircraft were...

1999

1998

Orange Team

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...

1998
Black Team

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...

1998

1997

Orange Team

Sol-Air was designed and built in 1997 by a team of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Electrical engineering students at OSU as a project for MAE 4374 Aerospace Systems Design.  The design goal was to build an aircraft entirely powered by the sun, that could set an ...

1997
Black Team

Helios was designed and built in 1997 by a team of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Electrical engineering students at OSU as a project for MAE 4374 Aerospace Systems Design.  The design goal was to build an aircraft entirely powered by the sun, that could set an ...

1997

1996

Black Team

The Black Star Flying Wing was designed and built in 1996 by a team of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Electrical engineering students at OSU as a project for MAE 4374 Aerospace Systems Design.  The design goal was to build an extreme endurance aircraft that could set an ...

1996
Orange Team

Valkyrie was designed and built in 1996 by a team of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Electrical engineering students at OSU as a project for MAE 4374 Aerospace Systems Design.  The design goal was to build an extreme endurance aircraft that could set an ...

1996

1995

Black Team

The OSU Black team's Pink Panther was designed and built in 1995 by a team of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Electrical engineering students at OSU as a project for MAE 4374 Aerospace Systems Design.  The design goal was to build an aircraft subject to the SAE Heavy Lift contest rules.  The most...

1995
Orange Team

The OSU Orange "Dirty Dozen" airplane was designed and built in 1995 by a team of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Electrical engineering students at OSU as a project for MAE 4374 Aerospace Systems Design.  The design goal was to build an aircraft subject to the SAE Heavy Lift contest rules.  The most...

1995

Research and Project Planes

2010

Screamin’ Pete is an all-molded plane designed for the Speed-400 pylon race class.  The plane was designed and built to test various CAD, CNC, materials, molding, and propulsion concepts.  It has direct drive electric propulsion, and features a swept-forward, continuously-varying wing geometry...

2010

2008

The Pterosoar-B is an autonomous, battery-powered variant of the Pterosoar-FC Fuel Cell airplane.   The plane was designed to break several official FAI world aviation records in...

2008

2007

The Pterosoar is a plane designed to break several official FAI world aviation endurance and range records in the F5COMB category (Any sources of current, 5kg limit).  The plane was designed around a Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell designed and built by...

2007

2006

The Dragonfly is a plane designed to break several official FAI world aviation endurance and range records in the F5S category (electric aircraft, 5kg limit).  To date the airplane has set world records for duration (continuous time aloft) and distance to goal...

2006