Fly-off 10th Oktober 2020

Fly-off 10th Oktober 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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The Best non-American Contender

The Best non-American Contender

The Best non-American Contender (ex aequo with The University of Alabama and Khalifa University)We are very proud to announce that we reached the 8th place which makes us to the best not in America located university. The COVID-19 crisis also struck the AIAA...

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AIRCONTACT`19

AIRCONTACT`19

This week, on the 3rd to the 4th of December, the AIRCONTACT`19 organised by the ACstyria Mobilitätscluster took place. Many thanks to voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace GmbH & Co KG and FH JOANNEUM that we were able to participate at the conference day! Everything was...

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DBF-2020 Team is ready for take-off!

DBF-2020 Team is ready for take-off!

Wichita, we are on the way! 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 113 teams which got...

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Excursion to Peak Technology and FACC

Excursion to Peak Technology and FACC

Thanks to the support of the „Aviation“ Institute of the FH JOANNEUM we had the great opportunity to visit two Austrian aviation companies in Upper Austria. Our journey startet at 7 a.m. with a cosy bus ride to Holzhausen, where we got a two hour tour through the...

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Kleeblattlauf 2019

Kleeblattlauf 2019

It was a great day at the 35. Kleeblattlauf 2019! We were participating with a lot of teams consisting of students from the bachelor's degree, master's degree and employees from the FH JOANNEUM. For a couple of years now we compete at the Kleeblattlauf with the main...

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Visit of Dan Dumbacher at the FH Joanneum

Visit of Dan Dumbacher at the FH Joanneum

Shaping the Future of Aerospace Dan Dumbacher, executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) visited the FH JOANNEUM on the 14th of June and held a motivational speech about "Shaping the Future of Aerospace". The AIAA organises...

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VTOL

VTOL

Thomas Leitgeb, the vice team leader of Team Drone Tech, tells the story of how this project came to live: The idea of a tri-rotor tiltable Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) in flying wing configuration started out 1 year ago. The thought of being able to take-off...

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5. General Assembly

5. General Assembly

The joanneum Aeronautics elected a new board!  On Thursday, the 21.03.2019 the general assembly of the joaneum Aeronautics took place. After a review of the year's events which was held by the team leader of the Team Drone Tech and the Design-Build-Fly team, some more...

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Automatic Gliding for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Automatic Gliding for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles raises the question of how their range and time of flight can be improved. Raphael Vierhauser and Luis Trojer, two team members who are excellent FPV racers and knowledgeable about drone building, face up to this topic in...

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Concept and Design of a Modular CNS / ATM Receiver System

Concept and Design of a Modular CNS / ATM Receiver System

A high-frequency receiver must be designed very careful and well-considered to get useful signals. Jakob Bauer designed a receiver chain that is additionally modular constructed to be used as an illustrative material in lectures as well as a generally usable flexible...

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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...

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Concept Development for a Heavy-Duty Drone

Concept Development for a Heavy-Duty Drone

The need for drones is growing steadily. Therefore, new and more efficient concepts are needed especially for increasing payloads and as a replacement for helicopters. Benjamin Haller, a team member, wrote his bachelor’s thesis about such heavy-duty drones. A...

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Mechanical Conception and Construction of a Dualcopter

Mechanical Conception and Construction of a Dualcopter

Klaus Graf, a team member who is currently doing his master's degree in aviation, worked on a very interesting project in his first bachelor thesis. A dualcopter in general is an exotic type of multicopter. The realization can pursue in different ways. This project...

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Simulation of Flight Data in MATLAB®

Simulation of Flight Data in MATLAB®

The aim of this project, which Arian Ghoddousi a member of Team Drone Tech is currently working on, was to compute and simulate aircraft flight data. The data output was designed to look like a common general aviation plane cockpit, like the Cessna C172. During the...

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Matlab Programming Project

Matlab Programming Project

During the third semester students have to fulfil a MATLAB® programming project. One of these projects was realised by Victoria and Annika together with two fellow students. It was a quadcopter failure simulation which will be used in a later task to analyse failures...

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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...

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Coorperation with Drone Rescue Systems

Coorperation with Drone Rescue Systems

For 1 1/2 years we have a cooperation with the company "Drone Rescue Systems" (=DRS). This partnership is a great opportunity for Team Drone Tech to expand our research duty. Drone Rescue Systems developed the fastest and most efficient parachute safety solution for...

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New members and get-together!

New members and get-together!

One of our goals is for the team to constantly grow in members, therefore the team introduced itself at the Aviation and Computer Electronics degree course. After a big meeting for everyone interested in joining the team, the ones who wanted to join had to pass a...

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16th Rank in DBF 2018 Competition in Wichita!

16th Rank in DBF 2018 Competition in Wichita!

The joanneum Aeronautics Design/Build/Fly Team reached the 16th rank in the 22nd Design/Build/Fly competition and is the second best Non-US team. The contest took place between 19-22 April in Wichita, Kansas. All in all, 91 teams managed to qualify for the fly-off and...

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DBF18 Team arrives in Wichita

DBF18 Team arrives in Wichita

Finally, the team arrived after a long journey in Wichita! Humble B also survived the transport undamaged and is now being prepared for the competition.

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Humble Bee is now a TV-Star!

Humble Bee is now a TV-Star!

A team of the ORF, the national television, was accompanying the DBF-Team during the last training session in Weiz. The training was quite challenging for the flight crew, because of the strong and gusty winds up to 40 km/h. Although never flown in such conditions,...

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Team on the way to the US

Team on the way to the US

A few days ago, the transport box with the competition aircraft inside was picked up by our logistics partner ACS Logistics. We received already the notification, that it landed safely in Chicago and that it will soon be shipped to Wichita. The team is following...

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DBF18 Aircraft Roll-Out

DBF18 Aircraft Roll-Out

After many months of hard work the competition aircraft was completed in time about one and a half months before the fly-off in the US. The team invited its sponsors and supporters to an exclusive aircraft roll-out event. It was an ideal opportunity, to get acquainted...

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ADB SAFEGATE Graz is recruiting!

ADB SAFEGATE Graz is recruiting!

ADB SAFEGATE Graz, one of the top partners of the DBF-Team, is looking for motivated, aviation passionate students and graduates to reinforce their team. ADB SAFEGATE provides the technology and solutions that make airports more efficient, safer and sustainable, and...

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Second Flight of HumbleBee

Second Flight of HumbleBee

Successful Test Flight of the 2nd Prototype! On Wednesday, 17th of January 2018, the test flight of the teams second prototype took place at the USFC-Stainztal airfield. After implementing the lessons learned from the first prototype, the second prototype promised...

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New Dual Extrusion 3D Printer!

New Dual Extrusion 3D Printer!

Das Team Drone Tech startet erfolgreich ins neue Jahr mit einer besonderen Neuanschaffung, die das 3D-Drucken von Drohnen- und Zubehörteilen noch effizienter und schneller gestalten soll. Der Xinkebot Orca 2 3D-Drucker hat es endlich nach langem Weg über die halbe...

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Team Drone Tech & Drone Rescue

Team Drone Tech & Drone Rescue

Da das Team Drone Tech auch um die sonst so stressige Weihnachtszeit nicht die Füße hochlegt sondern weiterhin die Arbeit an erster Stelle steht gibt es hier einen kleinen Vorgeschmack auf die derzeitige Zusammenarbeit mit unserem fantastischen Kooperationspartner...

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