Fuselage Design Day 1
The Design Team ultimately decided on a top wing design for improved visibility during landing as well as roll stability. As none of us are experienced pilots, any stability improvements are crucial. After this decision on March 21st, we immediately started CADing the fuselage using the Onshape beams feature. The initial concept was based on the Milholland Legal Eagle, but quickly deviated in future revisions. Through this process, we kept it in mind that the design would have to soon be changed to accommodate various differences between our design constraints and those of the Legal Eagle, such as that we do not have fuel stored in the wings.
*Editors note: the thought processes and design choices presented in this article don't necessarily represent those implemented into the final design and are subject to change. Flight Club Aerospace is a group of amateur students with no formal education in any fields of engineering. We present this information for educational purposes only, with the understanding that it is not to be re-created without adequate professional oversight and mentorship. For our latest designs and updates, please see our most recent blog posts.