Studio Description

David Wang

This studio explores the principles of flight and challenges students to apply them towards building their own flying objects. Students will learn about the equations of lift, stability margins, and airfoil design: foundational concepts that explain how things fly. Through simple hands-on experiments, they will experience how the variables in these concepts relate to real-world measurements and how their relationships inform the design of flying objects. Students will also learn practical fabrication skills critical to building light-weight and durable aircraft such as how to build structural space-trusses, foam-cutting, and adhesive selection and usage. They will bring these skills together with radio-controlled electronics and brushless motors to breathe life into their own flying creations.