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What is PBL?

Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Project-based learning is offered in the “Flying Robot Project”, a part of “Creative Engineering Projects”. Junior and senior undergraduate students, as well as graduate students are welcome to join the project. An important goal of the project is to offer a chance to students to put in practice the knowledge they have gained in lectures to build and test their own aircraft. Following a PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle, the students analyze and solve an assignment, and validate their answer. During the aircraft building and flight test phases, the students work in teams, where discussions about the progress of each task helps the students develop their leadership, management and organizational skills.


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Activities Reportactivities "Project-Based Learning" Report

  • July 05, 2017

    2017 summer semester Flying Robot Project 8th Team B

    First we finished things undone, leading edge, trailing edge and fin. We chose hinoki as material of leading edge and trailing edge. Because it is strong than balsa and can make components thin.
    In the latter half of class, we started pasting film on surface of wings. We plan to past on under surface too, so it will take long time and we have to do it as quick as possible.
    Next week we want to finish pasting film, attaching control surfaces and connecting right and left wings. Then we will complete making wing, and can start work on power system. 

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  • June 28, 2017

    2017 summer semester Flying Robot Project 7th Team B

    We continued on constructing wings. To reinforce them, we added gusset plates on intersection points of spar and ribs, but they didn't have so much effect.
    Our got more motivated because whole aspect of wings come into shape.

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  • June 28, 2017

    2017 summer semester Flying Robot Project 7th Team C

    We heve started working on the lower wing this time.However it was unexpectedly difficult to attach the angle of dihedral and the angle of incident. At first we try using jig tools, but it didn't go well. Then we solved this problem by fixing spar on instant foundations made of erasers and other stationary.
    Next time we will build up two upper and lower wings and start working on joints between two wings.

    Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Aoki, Tomo

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  • June 28, 2017

    2017 summer semester Flying Robot Project 7th Team A

    We continue to work on the circuit parts and the body.

    About camera, we have trouble controlling it but trying variable ways. We are studying how to control other circuit parts, too.

    The body parts are being made using a laser cutter.

    Koji Futatsugi

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  • June 21, 2017

    2017 summer semester Flying Robot Project 6th Team B

    This week we started constructing wings. We almost finished constructing right wing. It was very nice that we didn't have serious trouble in this process.
    Our wing doesn't have more torsional rigidity than expected, still we think it is strong enough.
    We want to finish left wing too by the end of next class.

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