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hesham

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Hi,

the Cardinal is a super short takeoff and landing (SSTOL) aircraft
project,it is designed for civil and military uses,such as US Navy
for Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) to replace the C-2 Greyhound.
http://aero-comlab.stanford.edu/Papers/legresley.00-01-5535.pdf
 

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Interesting design, especially as we just had the discussion about the usefulness
of the Coand effect for jet aircraft.
In fact, the Cardinal was a participant in an AIAA design contest, so carefully designed
and checked by a jury, but not really intended to be a project, but maybe a stepping stone
for the designers into aviation industry.
 

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Very interesting design. Without having a chance to read the paper, i have to wonder what the full flap settings did to the air across the tail surfaces.
 

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In fact, the Cardinal was a participant in an AIAA design contest, so carefully designed
and checked by a jury, but not really intended to be a project, but maybe a stepping stone
for the designers into aviation industry.

The AIAA student design competitions are a great way for engineering students to get some experience in design. Sometimes, it's the only way too.
All too often, the curricula are overloaded to the point that for the vast majority of aerospace engineers, graduating in four years is a joke. Design classes are usually the first ones to be removed, because you can't get rid of the basics like thermodynamics, the math, the physics, controls, and aerodynamics.
AIAA has undergaduate team aircraft, spacecraft, and engine design competitions, individual aircraft design, graduate aircraft design, and the Design / Build/Fly competitions. I've done a bunch of those in the time i was in school, and they were great experiences. Some of my friends got jobs at the Skunkworks, Phantomworks, Scaled, and Northrop as a direct result of having been involved in these projects.

By the way, the winner for the COD competition was an even more unconventional stopped rotor/convertiplane designed by CalPoly students.
 

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Good points AeroFranz - is there anywhere we can take a look at the other designs in this comp?

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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AeroFranz said:
By the way, the winner for the COD competition was an even more unconventional stopped rotor/convertiplane designed by CalPoly students.

Firefox Advanced gunship?
 

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Mark,

the only document i could find online is a department letter that has a two-view on the cover and a one page article with some data on p12.
http://www.calpoly.edu/~aero/news/9900.pdf
I checked the AIAA website but came out empty :-[
This page on Virginia Tech's excellent website has an old list of AIAA winners.
http://www.aoe.vt.edu/~mason/Mason_f/SD1Results.pdf, it shows that the 2nd and 3rd place winners were from VT
Some of VT's reports are available here http://www.aoe.vt.edu/~mason/Mason_f/SD1SrDesRpts.html


As per Firefox, that report is actually available here:
http://aerosim.calpoly.edu/library.html
This was for the AIAA undergrad team competition of three years ago, for an AC-130 gunship replacement. it won first place.
On that page, you can also find the winning proposal for the 2002 competition, it's called Vendetta, and it's some sort of stealthy F-111 on steroids.

Enjoy! :)
 

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2002 annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) team aircraft student design competition winner (Advanced Deep Interdiction Aircraft) - Joint Institute for the Advancement of Flight Sciences (JIAFS) Hide-n-Seek

JIAFS team of Matt Bastow, Dave Bremner, Kyle Mas, and Andy Turnbull won first place for their airplane design, Hide-n-Seek.
The design problem for this year’s competition was an advanced deep interdiction aircraft. The objective was to design a replacement for the FB-111 Aardvark supersonic fighterbomber, a role currently performed by F-15E, F-117, B-1, and B-2 aircraft. The airplane is designed to effectivelydeliver precision-guided tactical weapons at long range, with worldwide rapid deployment and minimum support. The threat dictates a need for stealth and super-cruise, while reducing response time by one half. The competition parameters stipulated that 200 aircraft would be needed with an initial operating capability of 2020.

Their project was undertaken as part of an aircraft design course series taught by Professor Robert Sandusky of JIAFS . The first semester covers conceptual design, and the second semester covers more detailed methods of preliminary design including wind tunnel
testing.

Interesting that Hide-n-Seek (designed under auspices of YF-23 ex-Chief Designer) contender was Cal Poly YF-23sh Vendetta.
 

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Maybe I am misinterpreting

flateric said:
2002 annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) team aircraft student design competition winner (Advanced Deep Interdiction Aircraft) - Joint Institute for the Advancement of Flight Sciences (JIAFS) Hide-n-Seek
JIAFS team of Matt Bastow, Dave Bremner, Kyle Mas, and Andy Turnbull won first place for their airplane design, Hide-n-Seek.

I am pretty sure the winner for that year was CalPoly's Vendetta. Second place was "Ghost" from VirginiaTech, third CalPoly's other team "Assailant".
I found an AIAA spreadsheet that has the records:

http://www.aiaa.org/documents/student/designcomphistory2006-2007.xls

Sorry, CalPoly is my Alma Mater and I have to set the record straight!!! ;D
 

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Source is here http://www.seas.gwu.edu/ifm/esynergy/2.1.Sept.02.pdf - GW University e-Synergy, Sept.2002

JIAFS Students Win AIAA Design Competition for Fifth Straight Year
For five straight years graduate
students at GW’s Joint Institute for
the Advancement of Flight Sciences
(JIAFS) have won at least one of
the top three awards at the annual
American Institute of Aeronautics
and Astronautics (AIAA) team aircraft
student design competitions.
Administered by AIAA's student
programs department, these competitions
are part of a widereaching
program that recognizes
excellence in aerospace engineering
study at both the undergraduate
and graduate level.
This year, the JIAFS team of Matt Bastow,
Dave Bremner, Kyle Mas, and
Andy Turnbull won first place for their
airplane design, Hide-n-Seek.
The team
split the $2,500 prize money and will
travel to Los Angeles in October to
present its design to the AIAA's aircraft
technology, integration, and operations
2002 technical forum.

Now I see also that as Advanced Deep Interdiction Aircraft was a subject of 2001 competition, NOT 2002
2002 year competition was an Ultra Heavy Lift Platform with CalPoly project a winner again - have shecked it up at Mason http://www.aoe.vt.edu/~mason/Mason_f/SD1Results.pdf

So GW guys seems to cheat somewhere... ::)

Virginia Tech projects, btw, can be found here http://www.aoe.vt.edu/~mason/Mason_f/SD1.html
 

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Gregory,
maybe the article refers to a graduate team design competition. AIAA sponsors both undergrad and grad team aircraft design competitions. The guys in the picture look old enough to be grad students.

I just checked the spreadsheet, that is actually what they were refering to. Funny that they would do the same (or similar) RFP two years in a row. That's awesome that those guys got to design an aircraft under the supervision of Bob Sandusky.
 

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Hi,

http://www.aoe.vt.edu/~mason/Mason_f/T307ZoltanRpt.pdf
 

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Hesham, you are surprising me sometimes...you have started this thread of students' projects...and then you are posting one of them in 'Scale Modelling, CGI and Profiles' under YC-154 Skymaster II, fake aircraft name. Please take attention to what you are doing.
 

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flateric said:
Hesham, you are surprising me sometimes...you have started this thread of students' projects...and then you are posting one of them in 'Scale Modelling, CGI and Profiles' under YC-154 Skymaster II, fake aircraft name. Please take attention to what you are doing.

That because I see the YC-154 is a fantasy number not real,that's all.
 

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Hi,

http://www.aoe.vt.edu/~mason/Mason_f/T507StorkRpt.pdf
 

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Hi,

a strange STOVL aircraft.
http://www.aircraftdesign.com/raymerpowliftconf.pdf
 

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It's Daniel Raymer (ex-Advanced Design Department of Rockwell International) RAND NGAF fighter design.
It's not STOVL by any means and has nothing to do in this section.
Dan, BTW, is member of our forum.
 

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Also NASA Undergraduate team,which wins in Future Aircraft Competition.
http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/story.php?relyear=2008&itemno=456
 

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D/B/F 98: Final Report
Of the AIAA Student Aircraft
Design, Build & Fly
Competition


This report is made up of the combined reports of 17 separate teams of students who entered the 1998 Design, Build & Fly Competition. The objectives
of the Design, Build & Fly Competition were to have students teams design, build and fly unmanned remote control electric aircraft designed for
maximum range on a limited battery. A "fly-off took place on the Westport Airport near Wichita, KS, in April 1998. Winners of the contest: 1st
place. University of Southern California; 2nd, Texas A&M University; 3rd, Syracuse University. The Design, Build & Fly Competition was supported
by Cessna, the Office of Naval Research and the AIAA Foundation.
 
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