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.

 

May we introduce: SCOTTY Group Austria GmbH

May we introduce: SCOTTY Group Austria GmbH

This post we want to dedicate to SCOTTY Group Austria GmbH. SCOTTY Group Austria GmbH is a company based in Raaba-Grambach, Styria. The company was founded in 1994 and now has 33 employees.  SCOTTY specializes in beyond line-of-sight audio, video and data for...

May we introduce: ÖAMTC Flugrettung

May we introduce: ÖAMTC Flugrettung

The next sponsor we want to introduce to you is ÖAMTC Air Rescue. ÖAMTC Air Rescue is our main sponsor this year. So, we would like to start with a statement from them:    "New technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles will permanently change medical care in the...

May we introduce: ACS Logistics

May we introduce: ACS Logistics

In the next few blog posts we want to introduce you to three of our sponsors. We would like to start with ACS Logistics. The headquarters of the company is located in Hörsching near Linz in Austria. Two other locations are in Graz and at Vienna Airport.  ACS Logistics...

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...

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