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...

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New York, New York

Hi folks! It’s time for the next update. During writing this article we were waiting at LGA (LaGuardia Airport) for our flight to MIA (Miami International Airport). We will stay in Miami till 11th of April and travel to Daytona Beach afterwards. We will also check out...

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Let’s go to the USA

  Hi folks! When you read this article we already landed safely in New York JFK! Now a very exciting and adventurous time starts for the whole DBF Team: staying 20 days in the US!! First we will stay 5 days in New York City, after ‘The city that never sleep’ we...

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Counting down

As the Joanneum Aeronautics DBF team is almost heading to the USA for the contest, the final preparations have to be performed. Besides these preparations, the Joanneum Aeronautics team was also present at the Open House of the FH Joanneum. A lot of new potential...

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Meet & Greet

On the 18th of March 2016, a nice Meet & Greet with Mag. Raoul Fortner from our mainsponsor Austrian Aeronautics Industries Group (AAI) took place in our laboratory.

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Success Story

On Tuesday 10 November 2015, the joanneum Aeronautics Team held its Succes Story event. In the building of the Engineering Department, many people gathered to listen to the exciting stories, told by the members of both the Design-Build-Fly team and the Precision...

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DBF team ’15 – ’16

As the new academic year has started the new jA Design-Build-Fly team has taken off. Not only is the team enriched with new members but its structure has been undergoing important changes as well. We are glad to announce that DI (FH) Lukas Andracher will continue to...

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Final resume

On April the 10th 2015, the joanneum Aeronautics Team finally arrived in Tucson (AZ) where the annual Design, Build, Fly contest takes place. The event sponsored by Cessna and Raytheon encourages students from all over the world to design, build and fly a...

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Third day

With a short delay a new update from the last competition day. Our team is very proud to announce, that we have reached the 24th or 25th place at the DBF contest in tucson. The exact results will be published soon on the DBF homepage! http://www.aiaadbf.org/ Anyway we...

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Second day

The second competition day is now over. The joanneum Aeronautics team has successfully finished all the missions at the AIAA Design/Build/Fly contest in Tucson. We were able to improve our result at the ground mission (loading the cargo into the aircraft in the least...

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First day

The first day off the DBF contest in Tucson is over. Here is a short summary for all off our fans out there: The technical inspection went really well, also the wing bending test. For our first mission we were able to fly 6 laps, which is a great score. We also did...

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Arrival at Tucson

In the last hours the joanneum Aeronautics team has arrived in Tucson. Before the contest starts, the aircraft is reassembled and small repairs are done. In addition the team will check out the competition site and the team aeras at TIMPA airfield. Our team will...

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Off to the US

Over 9600km away and more than 14 hours of flight time; the joanneum Aeronautics team is heading to the US. The first out of many destinations is the beautiful city of San Francisco. In parallel a wooden crate containing the jA14 is on its way to the airfield in...

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Technical inspection

The jA14 has passed the technical approval yesterday. The tests were conducted by DI(FH) Lukas Andracher, a specialist for RPAS-construction at FH Joanneum. Before the final inspection started, the last changes were performed. The safety regulations for the DBF...

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The final jA14

Good news from the engineers. Before the weekend, the joanneum Aeronautics engineers have finished their work on the final version of the jA14. As a result of hundreds of working hours, the aircraft is now ready for the contest in April 15. Currently the last flight...

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Open House

On 14th of march 2015 the Open House 15 @ FH Joanneum took place in Graz. Future students had the possibility to gain an impression about studying at FH Joanneum. Also the aviation department was represent and contributed with interesting exhibition pieces and...

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The aircraft

The challenge for 2014/15 is the development of a competition UAV for the Design/Build/Fly contest. We are only aiming for the best results, therefore our main focus was to optimize the UAV according to the competitions rules. We identified the following key...

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Flight Test

After the first prototype was finished, the main focus was laid on the flight tests. Flight tests are important to prove the concept, to evaluate important parameters and to find areas of improvement. The first tests took place at an airfield near Graz. The wind was...

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Kickoff

The joanneum Aeronautics team is now officially launched. The main presentation took place at FH Joanneum in the afternoon hours on 11th December 2014. The event was well attended by a huge number of students and lecturers, as well as members of FH Joanneums...

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The contest

Design/Build/Fly, or DBF, is a radio-controlled aircraft competition sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Cessna Aircraft Company, and Raytheon Missile Systems. The competition is intended to challenge the AIAA student branches...

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