Comment by corey on January 22, 2009 at 2:32pm
is that georgia tech?
Comment by Stephen Phillip Williams on January 22, 2009 at 4:56pm
Corey,
Yes, it is.
Comment by Richard T Leiterman on March 2, 2011 at 6:00pm
Hi Stephen  Did you build the fuselage out of fiberglass or composite fiber material?  Did you do the work yourself, or did you contract the work out to buid the frame for you?  Did you design the plans for CNC laser cut of either Basa wood or composite material.  You did a beautiful job,  I like the looks of your craft.  Are their any other photo's of the construct, and lastly are the plans available for purchase. Thank you for your time.  Richard T Leiterman. 
Comment by Stephen Phillip Williams on March 2, 2011 at 6:37pm

Richard,

The fuselage is S-glass with glass over birch core for the superstructure.

I and a couple of Student Assistants did all the work including avionics and payload integration.

There were no plans ever drawn.  NASA used a laser digitizer to compare this full scale, yes, it is full scale, to the original wind tunnel model which has about a 22 inch wingspan and was built using SLA Resin Prototyping System.

I used the same original wind tunnel model to scale up to the full scale.  I did not have a LASER digitizer so I used another method to get cross-sectional templates with damaging the original model.

 

I have hundreds of construction photos, some of which are on my Facebook page.

The original molds still exist.  The aircraft now resides hanging from the ceiling at Delkwood Grill, exit 261 from I-75 in Marietta, Georgia, about five miles from where the aircraft was built.

Comment by nubli hashim on August 2, 2011 at 2:14am

Its nice Stephen. like to see more pictures. tried to find on facebook but can't find it. could you direct me to correct page tahnks

Comment by Dave Johnson on August 4, 2011 at 4:40pm

All I can say... AWESOME...

 

Can you update us on the first flight?

Comment by Travis Noffke on December 14, 2011 at 12:37pm
Agreed, nice work. Was the construction funded under a grant (NASA, University, or otherwise)? If so, what was the end goal?

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