Faculty Advisor

Evans, Simon

Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J.


The goal of this project was to design and construct a remote controlled aircraft as an entry in the Micro Class of the 2012 SAE Aero Design East Competition. The final design has a 50.2 inch wingspan, weighs 0.800 pounds, and is capable of carrying a payload of 2.2 pounds after being hand launched. Innovations including assembly jigs for fabrication allowed the aircraft to be constructed in less than eight hours. This report details the goals of the competition, design process, and final configuration of the aircraft. By completing the aircraft design process and through extensive flight testing, the team has been able to fine tune the aircraft and expects promising results at the competition, scheduled for late April, 2012.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012


Mechanical Engineering


Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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