AN FT STEM Exemplar School
To the Flite Test Community;
Susannah, 8th grade top design student at MESArc, came across a cool plane design that gave her the design itch to try to create... the box wing style aircraft. See here the video she got some insight from;
Using the FTSTEM Design brief to guide her thought process, she conducted research, put up some designs, and created a prototype that you see in the featured video.
After going through a series of designs on CAD, she dry fit one to figure out final touches. The one you see completed in the video was a good enough prototype to actually test out. The initial glide test proved to be just fine, there was no issues with the exception of where to put everything, including control surfaces. As you saw in the video, we have no idea and are completly stumped on what could possibly be going wrong. I told Susannah that I know exactly who to reach out for, the Flite Test Article Community. Is there anyone out there that could make suggestions so that Susannah could redesign, rebuild, and get this cool idea in the air?
Questions about design include:
- Placement of Box wing configuration?
- Placement of Motor?
- Size and placement of Ailerons, Elevator, and Rudder?
- Additional design elements that we are leaving out?
Thank you guys for helping out with this project, with your input we hope to get her idea in the air before she moves on to High School.
For more information about our program: http://www.mesarc.club/
For more information about FT STEM: http://ftstem.com/