Project Mission

The purpose of Boeing Experimental Flight is to determine, through research & testing, the viability of new technologies that will aid in the future development of electric aircraft.

This semester, BEF will finish implementing the Pixhawk into the AL37 aircraft, conduct Star-CCM analysis of new airfoils for the truss-braced wings, and determine and fix energy consumption and/or capacity issues faced last semester. BEF will conduct at minimum two flights this semester; the first based on measuring energy consumption, and the second utilizing the installed pitot tube to gather pressure and performance data. BEF will also create a post-flight report with a discussion and analysis of the data gathered from the flights, as well as what can be improved on. The team will also be beginning to re-investigate the truss-braced wing aircraft and beginning working out a plan to fix issues faced in previous semesters in anticipation of the manufacturing of new wings utilizing a new airfoil.

Team Breakdown

Flights

Build Team

Tech Team

Roster

Latest blogs

4/26/22: Rate-of-Climb Pressure Flight Test
April 25, 2022
The team conducted its second test flight for the semester on 4/29. The focus for this flight was gathering pressure data using the pitot tube installed on the ...
4/9/2022: Test Flight of Pixhawk Implementation and Energy Consumption
April 9, 2022
The team conducted the first test flight of the semester on Saturday, April 9th, utilizing the AL37 aircraft. The goal was to conduct a test flight with the...
Two Aircrafts- Freewing AL37 VS BEF Truss-Braced Wing Model I
December 3, 2021
Freewing AL37 Control Aircraft VS BEF's carbon fiber model VS BEF's future modified AL37.        
Final Project Presentation – Fall 2021
December 3, 2021
Final Presentation for Fall 2021.