2015 SAE Aero Design East Competition BATTAGLIA MARIO FACCIO PEDRO SALAZAR ANDRES Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dulikravich Problem Statement Design and build a remote control airplane that can lift as much payload as possible while meeting the restrictions given by the organizers of the event. Represent Florida International University in the SAE Aero Design Series competition. Design Objectives Implement numerical analysis and knowledge acquired in the design process to solve a real-life challenge. Research in several aerodynamic designs by performing wind tunnel testing Analyze design alternatives based on cost and manufacturing possibilities Optimized aircraft to obtain higher efficiency Regular Class Requirements Maximum combined length, width, and height of 175 inches. Aircraft may not weight more than fifty-five pounds with payload. The use if Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is prohibited. Single electrical motor configuration. Design Evaluation Phase 1 - Technical Report Phase 2 - Technical Presentation and Inspection Payload Loading Demonstration Payload Unloading Demonstration Oral Presentation Phase 3 - Flight Competition Project Calendar 2015 SAE Aero Design East Competition Timeline Resarch Design Manufacture Fusilage/Wing/Tail Assemble of Aircraft Fly/Test SAE Report Submision SAE Presentation SAE Competition September October November December January 10 15 25 5 10 15 20 25 5 10 15 20 25 5 10 15 20 25 5 10 15 20 25 March 13-15 Responsibilities Of each member Conceptual Design • High Wing • Conventional Tail • Rectangular Wings Wing Structure 8 ft wingspan. 1 inch aluminum tube Eppler 423 Airfoil. Tail Structure Small tail due to competition parameters. Balsa ribs and sheeting. Fuselage Structure Balsa and Light Ply. Nose compartment (motor and battery). Body compartment (competition weight). Environmental & Economic Aspects Materials used are recyclable. No environmental impact. Materials are relatively inexpensive Manufacturing is relatively straightforward Global Learning Weight carried can represent a high definition camera, a first aid kit, food, or any small package that needs to be delivered. The airplane model can be expanded to mapping or delivery planes, and our design can be presented to manufacturers in other countries. Translation of instructions, used materials, parts, manufacturing process and units so that our design can be employed in different areas of the world. Standards System-Level Standards: Design is complaint to SAE Aero Design East 2015 rules and regulations. Component-Level Standards: Guidance provided by the SAE on component usage is followed.