Of course, we take part in the DBF Contest again. After the successful submission of the Proposal, the team was busy working on the design of the UAV with the name Stingray. This year the team consists of 43 enthusiastic aviation students of the FH Joanneum and is divided into three sub teams: Technical Documentation, Engineering and Design and Management and Marketing. Hui

Another milestone is the Design Report, which was submitted in February.

Now to this year’s missions:

Mission 1 – Staging Flight

The first task involves the flight without a payload.

Mission 2 – Delivery Flight

The second mission includes a payload, which is a sensor in shipping containers.

Mission 3 – Sensor Flight

In the third and last mission, the payload consists of a deploy and recovery mechanism of a towed sensor.


We also have some unpleasant news. At the beginning it was not clear whether a Fly-Off in the USA could take place or not due to the coronavirus pandemic. In March we finally got the message that the Fly-Off would take place virtually and that the rules change. The requirement for the online competition is the submission of a video showing the Design-Phase, Build-Phase and the UAV in Flight.


In the next post we want to tell you more about Stingray and the virtual Fly-Off. Until then stay tuned and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!