Akamodell Stuttgart

April 12th 2011 @ 01:00AM

Successfull maiden flight of electric "StageI-Prototype"

After a rather breathtaking launch followed a good flight and shuttle like landing.

Feb14th 2011 @ 11:00AM

Successfull maiden flight of "StageI-Prototype"

Today we successfully launched our first Protype. The flight was an unpowered, manually radiocontrolled glide to verify the Center of Gravity (CG) and test general flight behaviour.

Jan 30th 2011 @ 11:00AM

A bunch of Hardware

Today we received a nice bundle of hardware. It contains a Microprocessor board, static and dynamic pressure sensors, an inertial measurement unit (short: IMU; combination of accelerometers and gyros) and a GPS receiver.

14th Jan 2011 @ 11:30AM

Milling "StageI-Prototypes"

The following pictures contain some impressions from building the first two “StageI-Prototypes” in the “Akamodell” workshop. We milled them out of styrofoam blocks, which is a cheap and fast way to get some flying models for autopilot development.