The UAV Team paraded into the CEID last week with fifteen feet of sonotube fourteen inches in diameter. Rather than sit at home and laze away their spring break, the group set to work constructing a massive rocket. The rocket will house the project’s UAV, an RC plane whose wings use a scissor wing mechanism designed by YUAA members to fold up inside the rocket. Either the strong will and hard work of the team or the rockets shear size caught the attention of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied science, and the project and rocket construction is featured in an article posted on their website today!
Just before the rocket’s construction, the scissor wing mechanism was completed and tested in the CEID. The team hopes to test it in flight soon. Check it out in the video below!