Minor Project ‘Design, Build and Fly’

The board of the Design Build and Fly (DBF) minor has requested to design and construct a single engine model glider with a wingspan of maximum two meters, which can stay in the air as long as possible after 5 minutes motor power and land safely. The constructed aircraft needs to comply with the EASA CS-22 regulations regarding wing strength. The design and construction of the aircraft will be supervised by the project leader Arthur Bandell and will be carried out by project group 3A, which consists of seven Aviation Studies students of the University of Applied Sciences located at Amsterdam and one Aviation student of the University of Applied Sciences located at Graz, Austria.

The first phase of the design, build & fly minor has resulted in a RC glider design with a wingspan of 2 meters and the used airfoil type is HQ2.5/10. It will be made of carbon fiber in the rods, glass fiber for the fuselage and furthermore wood and plastics will be used for some structure part. According to estimations, the mass will be around 1.0 kg. After a 5 minute engine powered climb, the RC glider will be at a height of about 606 m. Then, according to the performance calculations, the RC glider will glide 11 minutes and 54 seconds. The report includes 3D sketches and drawings of the final design of the RC glider that has been designed by the project group.

Report Design, Build and Fly:
Design, Build and Fly Rapport FINAL


See below the video of the flight: