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
A comparison of the 2022 VaxSCinator plane (top) with its CAD model (bottom).
The CAD model of the 2023 Transcformer plane.
Rapid repairs to wing tubing at competition
Wet layup manufacturing process
Layering of fiberglass into 3D printed mold
3D printing of wing ribs
VaxSCinator flying at the 2022 DBF competition in Wichita, Kansas
Test flight for TranSCformer in preparation for the 2023 DBF competition
Chief pilot and flight team RC aircraft training
Preparing the aircraft for test flight
TranSCformer flying at the 2023 DBF competition in Tuscon, Arizona
Loading 1272 lbs for the 2023 ground mission
Flight cam view of aircraft during test flight