Two student teams from GT ranked second for the grad and undergrad VFS student competition “A Reconfigurable VTOL Aircraft”. The challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Lab was “ to design a Group 3 size unmanned VTOL aircraft that achieves high-speed forward flight (relative to current VTOL aircraft) and efficient hover through the use of novel reconfigurable propulsive and lifting devices.”
The graduate concept “KnightFlyer” and undergraduate design “Helluvacopter” are illustrated here:
Congratulations to all the participants.
More details can be found on the VFS website.