Olinger, David J.
The objective of the Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) project was to design and fabricate an electric aircraft of minimum size to achieve a flight time of 15 minutes with a flight speed of 12 to 15 m/s. Wind tunnel testing provided experimental values at low Reynolds numbers for lift, drag, and thrust. The single-skin wing structure had a wing span of 15.7 cm. and a total weight of 90.72 g., and was constructed of carbon-Kevlar composite fabric which increased stability in flight and durability upon landing.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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