ACstyria Luftfahrttag 2016

Dear Ladys and Gents,

this update is about our booth at this years ACstyria Luftfahrttag 2016 (Day of Aviation) at Graz Airport [LOWG].
We were able to establish precious contacts to the industry and met with those, who we already and thankfully count as close friends.

Stay tuned, your DBF Team 2017!

jA DBF 17 Team is accepted !

We are proud to announce that the joanneum Aeronautics DBF Team got accepted by the AIAA and is now part of the competition in April 7!

During the next months the team has to build a Tube-Launched-Aircraft, which can transport at least 3 Hockey-Pucks.
You can find the detailed rules of the AIAA-DBF Contest 17 here.

The actual jA DBF17 Team consists of 24 students of FH JOANNEUM, mixed up out of master and bachelor students by the ratio of 2/3 to 1/3.

Stay tuned and you will get further information soon,

your joanneum Aeronautics – DBF Team 17

 

Competition day 2&3

Hi Folks!

Due to the busy days and all excitement here, we have decided to summarize both day 2 and 3 in one video. On the second competition day we managed to be the first team to finish all missions (including the Bonus-mission)!! The weather wasn’t that good, so the other teams had to finish their missions on the third day as well. We were of course very curious about our ranking. We are now very happy and proud to announce that we made it to the 7th place, which is an extremely good result. This also means that we are the best ‘non-US’ and European team of the whole competition!! Please sit back, relax and enjoy the video containing the photos of the last two days including a more detailed update.

We want to thank you all for the tremendous support, but we will also keep you updated on the last phases.

Stay tuned,

Your joanneum Aeronautics – DBF Team

Competition day 1

Hi Folks!

Day one is finished! For all information a video about our first competition day here in Wichita is provided bellow! But to sum it up in a few words: After day one we flow 2 out of 3 missions successfully and completed the very windy day on 4th position overall. Due to the very strong winds today just 13 teams out of the complete field of 80 teams were able to fly one or more valid missions without crashing. So it is too early for a first estimation of final ranks but we give our best and hope for the best!

Next update will follow tomorrow night.

Stay tuned,

Your joanneum Aeronautics – DBF Team

Final preparations

Hi Folks!

It’s time for the next update. This time a video about our preparation day here in Wichita Yay!

Next update will follow tomorrow night.

Stay tuned,

Your joanneum Aeronautics – DBF Team

Visiting Florida

Hi folks!

It’s time for the next update. Actually during writing this we arrived in our hotel room in Wichita.

The last few days we spent our time in Miami Beach and Daytona Beach. During this time we visited Key West, the most southern point of the USA, and we also went to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral for visiting the Space Museum and watching the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for a supplying flight to the ISS. Although we stood quite a while away from the launch pad, the start was pretty amazing. All in all the mission was finished very quick, after 10 minutes the stage one of the rocket landed safely on the landing base and the mission was succeeded. In the museum the most impressing thing by far was the space shuttle Atlantis which was the last space shuttle to be in service. So all in all Miami was a truly amazing time and passed much to fast!

Last but not least some pretty good news! Based on the written report score the flight order for the competition was released today and we ranked on 15th of 80 possible places. YIPPIE! So the heading is correct now we hope for good weather conditions and a fair competition in the next few days.

Stay tuned,

Your joanneum Aeronautics – DBF Team