On the Road Again

On the Road Again

It's that time of year again! UBC Unmanned Aircraft Systems is on the road to attend the annual Unmanned Systems Canada Student Competition, this year held in Alma, Quebec between the 1st and 3rd of May. The team departed on a red-eye flight out of Vancouver, with...

A Start to Flight Testing

A Start to Flight Testing

A key aspect of this year's project plan was for team get ahead of the game and complete tasks as early as possible to ensure the best functioning aircraft at the time of competition. Beginning as soon as October the team was ready to go but waiting on SFOC...

Wind tunnel testing begins

Wind tunnel testing begins

As some of you may know the team has a wonderful group of capstone students preparing landing gear for our Thunderbird fixed wing aircraft. As part of their project drag, lift, and flight time impacts are being tested for different concepts of landing gear and you...

Trip Report: Worlds highest air traffic control tower

Trip Report: Worlds highest air traffic control tower

Last week the folks at the Vancouver Harbor Air Traffic Control Tower were kind enough to take UBC UAS and other students from UBC on a tour of the tower and to speak about how unmanned aircraft systems are being integrated into the airspace above Canada. The control...