Design-Build-Fly

Teamfoto des joanneum Aeronautics Design Build Fly Teams

The Team

The joanneum Aeronautics team for the DBF competition consists of bachelor and master students from the FH Joanneum – University of Applied Sciences in Graz. Since everyone has individual strengths, an effective team structure was created to maximize the overall performance. The team was divided into three major branches: Management & Marketing, Engineering and Technical Documentation.

 

The Design-Build-Fly Contest

The AIAA invites all university students through the Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Design Engineering and Flight Test Technical Committees and the AIAA Foundation to participate in the Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems Student Design Build Fly competition. The contest provides a real-life aircraft design experience for engineering students by giving them the opportunity to validate their analytic studies.

Student teams will design, fabricate and demonstrate the flight capabilities of an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft which can best meet the specified mission profile. The goal is a balanced design possessing good demonstrated flight handling qualities and practical and affordable manufacturing requirements while providing a high vehicle performance.

To encourage innovation and maintain a fresh design challenge for each years’ participants, the design requirements and performance objectives are updated for every new contest year. The changes will provide new design requirements and opportunities, while allowing for application of technology developed by the teams from prior years.

 

Let’s get started for DBF-2022

Let’s get started for DBF-2022

Like our predecessors, we had to wait until this particular day to get the official acceptance for this year’s DBF-competition. But what is it all about?We are especially proud to be able to announce that we are one of the selected teams which got the approval for the...

Fly-off 10th October 2020

Fly-off 10th October 2020

After an abrupt corona-related end of the 2020 DBF competition in March, the team decided to organize a final event to celebrate and round off this year’s project. As soon as we were allowed to enter the FH JOANNEUM laboratory again our competition aircraft Mosquito...

DBF19 Official Roll Out

DBF19 Official Roll Out

Thank you for your support! On March 1st the teams’ official competition aircraft “BOBBY” was presented at the Roll Out Event. Numerous sponsors and other guests gathered in the aviation laboratory at the FH Joanneum in Graz, where the DBF-2019 team members awaited...

DBF-2019 Team is accepted!

DBF-2019 Team is accepted!

We are in! Our aircraft proposal has officially been accepted for the competition and we are under the top 100 teams worldwide! As every year the task is going to prove a challenge for every participating team. The objective for this year is to design a multi-purpose...