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Design. Build. Fly.


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Design. Build. Fly.


Design. Build. Fly (DBF) is an aviation-based engineering design team.  DBF focuses on the creation of a unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft that is designed to best fit a given mission profile.  Each year, a new mission is given which is designed to mimic a real world engineering problem.

Projects


Projects


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2018-19 DBF Team Progress

  1. The team build, tested, and crashed their first prototypes

    a. They are working on a new design currently

  2. Working on mini-prototypes for controls testing

    1. This year, one of the requirements is to have the wings fold so the team is testing their folding wing prototypes.

 
 

successful test flight

Take off

Drop mechanism in action

Landing

 

2018-19 Competition Summary:

There was Designing, there was Building, there was Flying, and there was some Crashing. The 2018-2019 DBF team competed in Tucson, Arizona from April 12th-15th. Following some setbacks in Mission 1, the team went on to finish 32nd out of 104 teams. The design required a plane capable of folding to fit through a box while carrying/rotating a radome and dropping payloads (footballs) in flight. The team looks to build upon the upward trend of success in the club’s planes.


Although many hours at competition were spent adjusting the plane, the team was still able to enjoy the beautiful sights. The team hiked around Saguaro National Park and even made a pitstop at Garden of the Gods before returning to Lincoln. Through and through, the competition was a success and the returning members of DBF is excited and ready to take on the next design!



Members


Members


With a new annual mission, students are challenged to propose and test new ideas, while maintaining knowledge of basic engineering principles.  DBF involves an extensive design process that gives students opportunities to learn about these engineering principles and explore the steps of an engineer to complete a set goal.  Within DBF, students will work with a team of other aspiring students to successfully create an aircraft and compete with other schools from around the world.


2017-18 Team Leads:

Aerodynamics/Manufacturing: Matthew Lyons

Propulsion: Joshua Sorensen

Secretary: April Inamura

Treasurer: Joshua Carlson


Above is the 2017-18 DBF team

Above is the 2017-18 DBF team