For the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Project, our MEE 487/488 design team will be designing and building electrically powered, radio controlled planes to compete in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design Build and Fly Competition. This year, a Production Aircraft must complete an aerial course while carrying specified cargo, then be disassembled and loaded into a Manufacturing Support Aircraft. The Manufacturing Support Aircraft, or "Mothership," must also complete the course, with and without its payload. After completing the capstone, the design members will form the inaugural AIAA Chapter to encourage underclassmen to pursue aerodynamics and annual competitions.

Links to the individual plane websites, with more information on designs, fabrication, and testing, are below.


For more information on contest rules, please visit the AIAA Design Build Fly Competition Website.

*This website provides a space for posting finished MEE 487/488 assignments and other documents related to the project’s development. In addition, the website will provide the viewer a window into our design process and the results of the project. Therefore, the site is “in progress,” and new information about the project will be added as it becomes available.