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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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We are listed!

Today we have taken a giant step toward Tuscon, Arizona. Since October 13, 2014 at 2pm UTC, we are listed as an official participant of the Design / Build / Fly Contest 2015. Now it´s getting serious.   Our engineering department is already working at full speed...

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