Best of luck to our team as they travel to Arizona tomorrow. Members Ayberk, Chris, Joe, Robert, Alp, Julian, and Jorge along with Professor Merret will be flying tomorrow to represent DBF Illinois at Tuscon this weekend. Bring back the gold guys!
DBF Illinois has made significant progress on the aircraft in preparation for the competition next week. We are currently finalizing our planes, such as the radome and folding mechanism, so they can be shipped to Arizona early next week.
Special thanks to former DBF President and alum Elias from Impossible Aerospace for coming to visit and help out with during our build session. We learned useful skills and lessons from a fellow DBF alum, and hope to see more DBF veterans come to visit.
Be sure to check the DBF calendar for more information on build sessions and general meetings, and come to the last few build sessions before the competition!
DBF Illinois members met for our second general meeting to get up to date on the team’s current progress. Each team lead gave a short presentation to summarize what they have been doing so far, and explained their plans for the coming weeks. President George Aranda announced that building sessions will be coming up soon, so stay tuned to know when those will happen!
Furthermore, we have begun to collect footage for a promotional video, which also gave us the opportunity to explain to new members how DBF operates. A big thank you to everyone who came to help with the video and learned more about the work we will do in the future!
As always, be sure to sign up on our email-list if you aren’t currently, and come to the AE 199 DBF lectures every Monday, from 5-6pm at DCL 2320!