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Aer0nauts  BMFA Distance-Lift-Challenge 2015

Aer0nauts is generously sponsored by Stora Enso with  funding and quantities of paper and card.

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First sketches

Chuck gliders


Twin boom/pusher test model

Large body to take

150mm x 300mm 500g


central fuselage pod to take

wing and payload

testing structures

programming radio

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Building structure

Finishing touches

Ready for first flight!

Modified to a front prop design

and steering nose-wheel!

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Back to a 'pusher prop'design after a number of test flights

BMFA Challenge 2015

This was an exciting and challenging project to design and build a model aircraft to carry a block of wood 300mm x 150mmx150mm around a course as far as possible in 5 minutes. Our team used this to gain CREST Gold awards. Our plane did not win in its category but because of the team spirit in struggling to get the project to completion against the odds and rebuilding our plane twice after serious crashes during the competition, we were awarded the Jetex Trophy!!




Final Developments