February 4th, 2016 – Design Projects

In addition to designing and building our competition, this semester DBF will beĀ hosting an individual design project. Through this semester, anyone will be able to take on their own project. You’ll design your very own RC aircraft to meet a set of requirements, then prototype and fly it yourself!

To give you all the tools you need to design your own aircraft, DBF will also be offering weekly lectures. Our team leads will give presentations to teach you more about their discipline. To see the lecture schedule, click on Lectures on the top bar!

September 1st, 2015 – Officer Applications

A big thank you to everyone who came to our meeting last night! It was great seeing everyone again, and we’re happy to have so many members on board with us. A few updates we promised at the meeting:

– The subscription link is on the left bar. If you or any of your friends are not on DBF’s mailing list, please click the link to start receiving updates about build sessions and other events!

– As of now, technical leadership positions include Aerodynamics, Control and Stability, Performance, Propulsion, and Structures. If you are interested in any of these roles, a different technical role, or a more involved role such as Project Manager or Chief Engineer, please e-mail Nick at nhou2@illinois.edu

– Operations positions include:
Business Chair
Marketing Chair
Student Relations Chair
Web Officer
To apply to any of these positions, click on their respective links. If you have any questions, please ask!

Updates: August 22nd, 2015

I hope your summer has been a relaxing one, and that you’re ready to get back to school. We’ve got a lot planned this year for DBF, as we look to build off of last year’s success and have another productive year.

To see what we’ve been up to, we have two important events coming up:

Come see us at Quad Day! We’ll be on the Quad from 12-4PM this Sunday (8/23) to meet and greet freshmen, transfers, and any other students who are interested in getting involved with DBF. For more details about our location on the Quad, check back here a few hours before the event.

Our first general meeting isĀ next Monday (8/31) at 6PM in Everitt 269. Come learn about our group, see what we’ve done in years past, and find out how you can get involved this year! There are many upcoming opportunities for new students to get acquainted with us, which we’ll be talking about at the meeting. As always, pizza and drinks will be served!

If you have any questions, or are unable to come to either of these events, feel free to contact Nick at nhou2@illinois.edu

Updates: February 9th, 2015

Happy spring semester, everyone! It’s great to see all of you back on campus. Even though we still have lots to do before our competition, we’ve made great progress so far. We tested out our first prototype, and are almost done building our second and final prototype. Check out the pages on the left to see what we’ve done!

We’d love to have you on our team! To learn how to join, E-mail Brian at secretary.uiuc.dbf@gmail.com