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2017 Project Schedule
Report due to AEOs on MILESTONE #1 status: 1 FEB 2017

UAV PROJECT PLAN
2 JAN 2017
PROJECT TEAM:

PROJECT MANAGER:           C/CMSgt WILSON

PROJECT ENGINEERS:        C/2Lt ORLOVSKY
                                                C/CMSgt DURGIN

CURRENT PROJECT STATUS:

1 YELLOW LiPO battery dead. Maj Hartig will dispose of because of gas buildup            in battery pack. DONE.
2 BLUE LiPO charging, assumed OK.
1 YELLOW LiPO, status unknown. Team to attempt to charge and report status.

Airframe and Control Systems (Request to AEOs as needed parts and tools to complete MILESTONE #1).
a) Servos and control electronics locked down and tidied up
b) Airframe panels repaired, cleaned up and installed.
c) Ascertain if tail skid is adequate for taxi and soft field operations.

MILESTONE #1 (STATUS TO BE REPORTED 1 FEB 2017)
ENGINE operational with remote control box.
CONTROL SURFACES buckled down and operational with remote control             box.
MILESTONE #2
Plan and conduct slow speed TAXI tests in drill hall (w/permission of base             commander) or outside if weather permits. Maybe at Trout Brook in                       conjunction with rocket launching exercise.
Contact Quinapoxet R/C club for mentorship assistance.
Contact NHQ to make sure we are FAA legal. I registered the UAV with them back a year or so ago.
MILESTONE #3
Contact MIT AeroAstro dept and arrange to take UAV down for wind tunnel           aerodynamics and weight and balance (CG). AEOs will aid in this effort.
MILESTONE #4
      High speed taxi, short takeoff and landing handling in off airport (Trout                       Brook) environment. Prepare and review plan with AEOs.

MILESTONE #5 if we hit 1-4

     FIRST FLIGHT


Provides hands on exposure to STEM through the construction and flight of a scale MQ-9 Predator UAV

 
2014 Air Force Association grant winner

  • Science: Physics (Aerodynamics, Electricity, Mechanical Forces)
  • Technology:Material ,Electronics,Computer Programming,Aviation,Electomechanical construction.
  • Engineering: Aeronautical, Electrical, Mechanical,Computer(Embedded Programming).
  • Math: Weight and Balance, Aerodynamics, Flight Endurance