Red-Eye

1998
Orange

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.

Unfortunately we are missing data for this plane.  If you are an alumni team member with a final report for the Red-Eye, or pictures, please contact us.  aarena@okstate.edu

Team Info: 

The Makmur design team was led by a Chief Engineer, and divided into three primary groups: Aerodynamics/Stability and Control, Propulsion, and Structures.

Chief Engineer:  Jason Harper

Aerodynamics / Stability and Control:

  • Nicholas Scocos (Lead)
  • Gary Lantz

Propulsion:

  • Thomas Hall (Lead)
  • Meng-Swen Chew
  • Joel Ferguson
  • Chee Kiat Koh

Structures:

  • Ryan Tate (Lead)
  • Sea Keong Lai
  • Wileda Logan
  • Chee Loon Ng
  • Chia Chon Teoh
  • Choo Sin Teoh

Pilot(s): Dr. Ron Delahoussaye

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew S. Arena, Jr.

Assistant: Joe Conner

Contest Summary: 

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.

Official Rules

Category: 
Design, Build, Fly