U-Design Flight School on Thursday

In the morning, we  launched our rockets.  All rockets were able to make it through one flight.  A couple of rockets were lost in the river or the reeds, but overall we had a great time.

After our time in the hot sun, we went for a tour of the Smoke Tunnel with professor Grace.  She showed up the laminar and turbulent flow of air (using smoke) over an airfoil.

The major project for the day was building our Water Bottle Rockets.

We finished the day with a tour of Mac Schwager‘s Quad-copter robotic research lab!

The room is full of nets to protect the spectators and IR emitters and cameras to track the location of aerial vehicles.  Professor Schwager demonstrates a quad-copter.

Members of the BU UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) Team demonstrate their robots!