Drone Instructable: Jeff Mazter – “Solar Plane”

///Drone Instructable: Jeff Mazter – “Solar Plane”

Drone Instructable: Jeff Mazter – “Solar Plane”

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While we’ve feature drone videos on the Drone Universities blog for some time, we recently made the decision to start feature drone oriented instructables from time to time. The first one that we’ve decided to highlight is Jeff Mazter’s Solar Plane instructable. Enjoy!

Google is betting big on solar powered, fixed wing aircraft (not always successfully, though), so why shouldn’t you own one too? Thanks to Jeff Matzer, Instructables and long list of contributors, now you can. While not exactly a step by step build process, Jeff has compiled all of the resources together that he used to build his “solar plane.”

This instructable will show you how to create a solar powered plane. This project was done at Newman Smith High School (Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District

[CFBISD]) in Carrollton, Texas and was sponsored by the Texas A&M University Society of Flight Test Engineers. We received most of the needed parts from Texas A&M University and built the plane for the High School Solar Plane Competition on May 25, 2013. The project is not for the beginner as it gets a bit complicated. Skills that you will need include soldering skills, plane building skills, monokoting skills, and general R/C plane knowledge. Our team ended up with the Most Creative award and 2nd place in Endurance.

Special Thanks to Texas A&M University, Newman Smith High School Teachers and Principal & the DIY Drones Community (http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/solar-powered-plane).

Solar Plane

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:19+00:00 September 28th, 2015|DIY, Drones|Comments Off on Drone Instructable: Jeff Mazter – “Solar Plane”

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