Abstract Title

Eagle Aero Sport: Student-Built Aircraft

Faculty Mentor Name

Brian Davis and Wallace Morris

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

Eagle Aero Sport (EAS) is the first student operated aircraft build team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Our team allows students to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of aircraft production including: aircraft assembly, design engineering, management of production operations, finance, marketing, and team building skills. Through research, and consultation with the Experimental Aircraft Association, our airplane of choice is the Van’s RV-12. EAS is modifying the airplane to add real time flight test instrumentation for research. These instruments will gather data for aerodynamic and structural, as well as aircraft performance experiments. Presently, EAS is progressing with the Build Team 45% complete and the Engineering Team 30% complete. EAS has received the power-plant and has installed the landing gear, which is the first step in power-plant installation. The team implements OSHA standards and mandates that all build teams are led by an FAA certificated Airframe and Power-plant Mechanic. Once complete, EAS will have the opportunity to conduct novel research in regards to airframe structural analysis and fatigue, aerodynamic flow characteristics, and other flight test studies including meteorology. Some of these experiments have been specifically requested by Van’s Aircraft, our industry partner. All of the research and knowledge gathered by Eagle Aero Sport represents a rare asset that, we hope, will become more common-place as it is incorporated into Embry-Riddle’s curricula, enhancing the student and faculty experience.

Eagle Prize Award

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

3-31-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

3-31-2017 3:00 PM

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Eagle Aero Sport: Student-Built Aircraft

AC1-ATRIUM

Eagle Aero Sport (EAS) is the first student operated aircraft build team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Our team allows students to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of aircraft production including: aircraft assembly, design engineering, management of production operations, finance, marketing, and team building skills. Through research, and consultation with the Experimental Aircraft Association, our airplane of choice is the Van’s RV-12. EAS is modifying the airplane to add real time flight test instrumentation for research. These instruments will gather data for aerodynamic and structural, as well as aircraft performance experiments. Presently, EAS is progressing with the Build Team 45% complete and the Engineering Team 30% complete. EAS has received the power-plant and has installed the landing gear, which is the first step in power-plant installation. The team implements OSHA standards and mandates that all build teams are led by an FAA certificated Airframe and Power-plant Mechanic. Once complete, EAS will have the opportunity to conduct novel research in regards to airframe structural analysis and fatigue, aerodynamic flow characteristics, and other flight test studies including meteorology. Some of these experiments have been specifically requested by Van’s Aircraft, our industry partner. All of the research and knowledge gathered by Eagle Aero Sport represents a rare asset that, we hope, will become more common-place as it is incorporated into Embry-Riddle’s curricula, enhancing the student and faculty experience.

Eagle Prize Award