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FIXED WING DIVISION

Aero Mavericks 1 (AM1) First Competition Airplane


Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

Week 1 Meeting Overview

I. SAE Aero Design 2014 II. Fixed Wing Organization III. Design Process
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Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

I. SAE Aero Design 2014

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Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

I. SAE Aero Design 2014

What is Aero Design Series?


The Aero Design competition is intended to provide undergraduate and graduate engineering students with a reallife engineering challenge.
Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

I. SAE Aero Design 2014

Regular Class Design Objective: The objective of Regular Class is to design an aircraft that can lift as much weight as possible while observing the available power and aircrafts length, width, and height requirements.
Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

I. SAE Aero Design 2014


Why Participate? Its Fun. Hands on design-build-fly experience Prepare for professional level course material Build connections and communication skills as well as lifelong friends Apply what you learn in class to a real engineering challenge Learn from upper level undergraduate and graduate students

Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

I. SAE Aero Design 2014

Phase 1: Technical Report (50pts)


Teams will electronically submit their proposals for competition detailing how their design has met or exceeded the design requirements.

Phase 2: Technical Presentation and Inspection (50pts)


Phase 2A Payload Loading Demonstration (timed event during Oral Presentation). Phase 2B Payload Unloading Demonstration (timed event during Oral Presentation) Phase C Oral Presentation

Phase 3: Flight Competition (A lot)


Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

I. SAE Aero Design 2014

Flight Competition Key Rules


Takeoff in 200ft (61m) Complete full circuit (can circle multiple times) Land in 400ft (122m) Only the propeller may break on landing
Tree Line of Death

No Fly Zone
Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

I. SAE Aero Design 2014

Key Aircraft Restrictions


Length + Width + Height : 175 inches (14.5 ft) Total Gross Weight: 65 pounds Material: NO Fiber Reinforced Plastic or Lead Accessories: Gear boxes, belt drives, and propeller shaft extensions allowed. Electric Motor: Any Battery: Commercial 14.8V 4000mAh+ Lithium Polymer with 1000W Power Limiter Shunt Plug to disconnect power MUST be used

Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

I. SAE Aero Design 2014

Key Aircraft Restrictions - Payload


Payload must be homogeneous mass Payload bay must be fully enclosed (6 sides) Payload bay must be 4 x 4 x 10 (+1/8, - 0)

Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

I. SAE Aero Design 2014

GOAL Obtain a Top 5 position.


Why? Bragging Rights Prove Your Skills Resume Booster Get more money for the Aero Mavericks to expand into more competition and/or larger aircraft research.
Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

II. Fixed Wing Division Organization


Key tasks will be assigned to each design lead who will coordinate with their team members. Flight Performance Stability and Control Aerodynamics Structures Systems

You are welcome to sign up for multiple teams.


Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

II. Fixed Wing Division Organization


Lead Positions

Flight Lead Ian Marks Performance Lead Agustin Cabrera Stability and Control Lead Seung Baik Aerodynamics Lead Ganga Chamlagai Structures Lead Marcos Resendiz Systems Lead Eisho Shibata
You are welcome to sign up for multiple teams.

Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

III. Planned Design Process


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Build Resource Database Configuration Options Basic Configuration Chosen Preliminary Software and Calculations Detail Design Sanity Check Fabrication and Assembly Flight Testing Design Iteration Win Competition

Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

III. Planned Design Process (Week 1)


1. Build Resource Database
Textbooks, Books, PDFs, Videos, Websites, Software, etc.

Flight - RC controllers, maneuvering, best flight path, etc. Performance - Takeoff, climb, flight, landing. Stability and Control - Control effectors, stability factors, stabilizing surfaces. Aerodynamics - Airfoils, wings, neutral point Structures - Building methods, material and structures research (especially wing spar). Center of Gravity. Systems - Propulsion, landing gear, payload bay, electrical systems.
Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

III. Planned Design Process (Week 2)


2. Configuration Options
*Choose top choices for each configuration with a comparison between each. A vote will be made next week.

*Flight Controller, transmitter, and possible sensors Performance - Performance Coding *Stability and Control Empennage configuration Control surfaces and high lift devices Wing vertical position and orientation *Aerodynamics Wing and empennage Airfoil Wing shape *Structures Wing spar Fuselage Shape, Materials, and Structures *Systems Landing gear configuration
Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks

III. Planned Design Process (Week 3)


3. Basic Configuration Chosen
A simplified proposal will be made by the team leads and a vote will be made to choose the basic configuration.

Wing Airfoil : S1223 or other? Shape: Rectangle, Tapered, Tip Tapered Angle: Dihedral, Flat, Anhedral High Lift Device: Yes or No Spar Type: Box, D-Box, I-beam Fuselage Shape: Rectangle, Polygon, Round Primary Materials: Balsa, Plywood, Aluminum Structure: Plates, V-Frame, Bulkheads Landing Gear: Tricycle vs. Tail dragger Empennage Airfoil: Symmetric vs. Cambered Configuration: Conventional, T-Tail, H-Tail, Cruciform Control Systems Top Controller Options (Copilot, sensors, other options)

Robert Wilsford - Chief Engineer/Fixed Wing Division/UTA Aero Mavericks