2016 summer semester Flying Robot Project 9th Team EJune 08, 2016


This week we began to make main wing of our plane. Because our main wing is gull wing we had to carefully consider how to make it. The wing tip is shaped like a half-ellipse and this made us confused because we could not imagine how to make gull wing and half-ellipse wing tip. Thanks to one of staffs, who is the world champion of building model planes, we managed to make left parts of main wing. Next week we are planning to make right parts of main wing as soon as possible. Moreover, we are writing a computer program to control our plane automatically.
We must build our model plane by early part of July so we must speed up building our plane. We have made a horizontal tail and a vertical tail so we got used to make frames by bending balsa woods. This enabled us to make a main wing’s frame in short time and this saved our time.
When we made our main wing we did not think carefully about fabrication procedures and we spent our time discussing how to make the main wing. Though our time is limited we wasted our precious fabrication time. From next week we decided to spend enough time imaging fabrication procedures.

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Hidekazu Karino