2016 summer semester Flying Robot Project 11th Team EJune 22, 2016


This week we mainly made main wings and fuselage-wing connection parts. As you can see from the picture, the framework of main wings was completed on Thursday. Fuselage-wing connection parts had been cut by a laser cutter, so we only had to attach it to main wings, but an unhappy incident happened while working on Friday. When we attached it to main wings and tried to pass a fuselage carbon pipe through it, we found those holes are out of position. So, we tried to detach it to reattach it, but then we broke the leading edge of main wings… We fixed it, but we worried how this damage affects the flight performance. The incident cannot be helped, we have to work carefully because a lot of time does not remain until the day of test flight.
Remaining work are mainly 1)pasting wing papers on main wings, 2)reattaching fuselage-wing connection parts to main wings, 3)attaching main wings and stabilizers to fuselage pipe, 4)attaching a front wheel and back leg to fuselage pipe, 5)attaching a propeller, batteries, servos, and electronic circuit card for auto pilot.
For remaining few weeks, there are a lot of things to do, but we will do our best and complete making UMINEKO (the name of our aircraft).

Yasunari Nishi
Junior Student
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics