Multiplex FunJet Ultra
AIR/e Dual Midi-EDF Jet

Our enthusiastic team of engineering students is constantly developing and optimizing their fleet of aircraft. Creating an aircraft requires a process of designing, fabricating and testing. Many components need to function in synchrony, such as aerodynamics, strength, control feedback, communication and pilot control skills. Our team of future engineers can contribute to a more sustainable aviation in the future. Small scale remote controlled airplane testing is an efficient way of modelling aerodynamics and control stabilization.

The team’s mission is to do research in renewable and powerful energy carriers for future aviation using the latest technology to eventually beat the Guinness World speed record of high speed model aircrafts, currently set at 752 km/h. In addition, this project will contribute to the development of electric airliners in the future and sustainable aviation in general.

Currently, our hanger features different aircraft sizes from 75 cm to 1.40 meter powered by a propeller or Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) with 10 kW, each with their own specific research goal.

Research topics:

  • Design & Construction
    • Aerodynamics
    • Airplane design and construction
    • Construction strength analysis
    • EDF design and construction
  • Control & Stability
    • Autopilot (control feedback)
    • Telemetry
    • Power electronics
  • Testing
    • Stabilized flight
    • High speed record
  • Sustainability and zero-emissions

Below, more information can be found about the different RC model aircraft we are currently flying.

Moreover, the team is testing different motor types using dynamic wind blower test setup. Various types of remote controlled engines from a 3D printed EDF to jet turbine are being tested in our testing facility to analyze the power electronic specifications.