Small-scale Blended Wing Body RC Airplane - Summer 2011
Modeled and tested in Solidworks
CNC milled from insulation foam using 3 Axis Mill and Mastercam
As an independent research project I developed and tested a number of small-scale (160 grams or less) radio-control airplanes with blended wing-body planforms. The initial planes were assembled manually but I moved on to more rapid fabrication of new planforms using cnc milled insulation foam. Because mine was the first project at Smith to make use of 3-axis cnc machining I spent most of my time developing and debugging the process of using CAM for prototyping at Smith College.