This student-produced video details the students' research, using a student-built subscale flying-wing sailplane that proved that proverse yaw can be achieved just as birds achieve it -- through wingtip aerodynamics alone.
Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology (ACAT) is a program that was developed to improve and transition automatic collision avoidance technologies throughout the aviation industry. ACAT is designed to prevent a ground collision for fully functional aircraft by automatically taking control of the aricraft and flying it away from the ground.
Jerry will be speaking about his team's development of a R/C, 1/3 scale model Twin Ventus Glider with a Mini Sprite Rocket to conduct flight research on towed glider, air-launch vehicle possibilities. Jerry is an accomplished R/C aerobatic pilot competing on a regional and national level.
This project is part of a NASA grant for which the AMA has partnered with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Jeff helped the National Model Aviation Museum build a scale model of Helios, which is a solar powered flying wing designed for NASA by AeroVironment, Inc. As Jeff worked to complete the project, he posted updates on a forum called “72nd Scale Aircraft”. The information in this article is copied directly as it was written by Jeff and appears on the forum.