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Team Peacemaker: AIAA Design-Build-Fly

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Dr. Thomas Gally

Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Work: 928-777-3931

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Dr. David Lanning Jr.

Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Work: 928-777-3930

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AIAA Design/Build/Fly (DBF) is an annually held international competition. The competition calls for teams to design, build, and fly R/C airplanes to various challenges aimed at testing the knowledge and skills acquired by students of aerospace engineering.

The 2013 DBF project is based on a stealth fighter type mission. The competition requires airplane to carry internal stores for stealth mission challenge and larger external stores for strike mission challenges. The ERAU-Prescott team has developed a flexible design that incorporates cutting edge materials to maximize internal rocket stores and cruise speed. This airplane has been named Peacemaker.

Cessna Aircraft Company/Raytheon Missile Systems AIAA Design-Build-Fly Competition: http://www.aiaadbf.org/

Student members: Conner Warren (Team Lead), Parag Kikla, Emilio Botero, Ryan Dunham, Ian Rollf, Conor Jones, Patrick Desrochers, Matt Lape, Nathan Hall, Tim Castillo, Matt Barnhouse, Chris Crawford, Bryce Milnes, Rajmohan Waghela, Fernando Dos Santos, Guadalupe Bracamontes, and Andrew Howe.
Faculty members: David Lanning, Thomas Gally

Researchers