Friday, September 23, 2016

Today I finalized designs for a flying wing HPA. This has, in my opinion, the best chances of success and practicality. It's initial wingspan should be at about 50 feet (Breaking into One 2 foot center section, and Six 8 foot sections), being able to extend it's wingspan to a maximum of 60 feet. For the highest possibility of success, I will be keeping the empty weight of the aircraft down to 45 LBS. I plan to begin construction of the aircraft in October 2016 and will hopefully finish construction and begin testing in April-May of 2017. As of now, I am just trying to successfully get into the air under my own power, however, I will not rule out a possible Kremer Prize attempt, depending on the results of testing.

Sam.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hello,

Well, after a few false starts, I decided I will finally commit to designing, building, and hopefully, flying a successful Human Powered Aircraft by the Spring of 2017. I had a few design ideas going through my mind a year or so ago, and I ran out of time for my project. Well, I recently returned from Basic Combat Training for the Army National Guard, and have just gotten back into this interest of mine. I'm still in High School, on my Senior year. I will have to see how much time I have for the project as one weekend a month is taken for Drilling for the National Guard, another weekend of the month for EMT Training, and other hobbies of mine, might make this a bit hard to complete by the time I leave for AIT to finish my Military Training.........

Well, anyway, I am in shape, so that's a plus.

Check back in a few days for any more progress.

Sam.