Custom Design Plane
This plane was custom designed by a previous senior design team (team P05008). The plane was modified, and flown during Senior Design I, but never provided the stable flight required for autonomous flight.
This plane is a commercially available kit built by a previous senior design team (team P05009). The plane was tested but was involved in a catastrophic accident before autonomous flight could be developed (see Airplane Crash site for details).
After the two previous failures and new comercially available plane was purchased. This plane came almost-ready-to-fly (ARF), with a nitro engine, as opposed to the electric motor powering the previous two planes. This plane was fitted with the AP50 and achieved partial autonomous flight, but was involved in a catastrophic accident before full autonomous flight could be achieved (see Airplane Crash site for details).