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Our Planes

We Design, Build, and Fly

From concept to creation, our team explores the art of engineering



The AeroDesign Team at the Critical Design Review (CDR) presenting the details of their 2023 plane design in preparation for the AIAA DBF competition 

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A comparison of the 2022 VaxSCinator plane (top) with its CAD model (bottom).

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The CAD model of the 2023 Transcformer plane.



Rapid repairs to wing tubing at competition

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Wet layup manufacturing process

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Layering of fiberglass into 3D printed mold

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3D printing of wing ribs


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VaxSCinator flying at the 2022 DBF competition in Wichita, Kansas

Test flight for TranSCformer in preparation for the 2023 DBF competition

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Chief pilot and flight team RC aircraft training

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Preparing the aircraft for test flight

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TranSCformer flying at the 2023 DBF competition in Tuscon, Arizona

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Loading 1272 lbs for the 2023 ground mission

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Flight cam view of aircraft during test flight

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