Archive for April, 2011

Entrepreneurship Recognition

The ncsu.edu website was updated today with an article on the engineering entrepreneurship program.  I was pleasantly surprised to see my own face smiling back.

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The funny thing is that I didn’t even win any prizes at the competition.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr2Xo0MJWEY

Vindication Vindicated

After nine months of design and fabrication, on Thursday April 7th my senior design team’s aircraft Vindication flew for the first time.  I had the joy of filming the flight and another team member put the footage together to create the video shown below.

The rapid acceleration of the launch did blow off the hatch, but since it is not flight critical the flight was continued.  Dutch roll can be observed during the flight.  It is particularly evident during low speed flight.  At just under 5 minutes, the flight concluded with a smooth landing.

Raw Footage

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