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Flying with Vernier

Students from the University of Akron regularly enter the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Aero Design® Competition. The Aero Design Competition challenges engineering students to conceive, design, fabricate, and test a radio-controlled aircraft that can take off and land while carrying the maximum cargo. This gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom on a practical problem.

This year, Brian Czapor and his fellow students used our LabPro and 3-Axis Accelerometer to improve their airplane design. The photo shows how the Accelerometer was oriented in the plane. Prior to flight, the Accelerometer was zeroed. The data from a sample test flight is shown here. The graphs show the results of inverted flight, a vertical loop, and gliding to land.

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