Faculty Advisor

Johari, Hamid

Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J.


The goal of this MQP was to design, fabricate, and test a radio-controlled Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) to compete in the 2003 International MAV Surveillance Competition at the University of Florida. The final design incorporated a miniature gas propeller engine with custom modified throttle; a lightweight foam wing machined using WPI's CNC milling machines in Washburn Shops; and a durable, handmade balsawood fuselage. The maximum linear dimension is approximately 20.3 centimeters (8 inches) and the total weight is approximately 113 grams. The MAV has achieved a successful tethered flight.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering