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ERAU Design/Build/Fly

$9,451
105%
Raised toward our $9,000 Goal
55 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 12, at 11:00 PM EST
Project Owners

ERAU Design/Build/Fly

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation, in collaboration with Textron Aviation and Raytheon Missile Systems, sanctions the international Design∙Build∙Fly (DBF) competition, in which over 140 of the best engineering universities participate.  Each year, the AIAA issues a governing request for UAV designs. Competing universities then develop technical reports and physical aircraft for entry into a fly-off. Teams are ultimately rated on a flight score and a technical report score. The 2016 competition stressed two key design points, rapid assembly and energy conservation. 

The annual Design∙Build∙Fly (DBF) Competition helps develop our students into world-class professionals that go beyond the classroom to tackle the technical problems facing the aerospace industry. 

Now, the Embry-Riddle team is seeking to elevate its level of competition. In 2016, our team finished 11th overall and was one of nine teams out of the 145 universities that entered the competition to complete all of the missions. With the aid of your direct financial support, students will be empowered to employ their knowledge and technical experience to contend and succeed on a world stage. 

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Lightning II

Those who make Lighting II level donations will get a special shout out on the Design/Build/Fly crowdfunding updates page.

11 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2016

$50

Phantom

Those who make Phantom Level donations will get a special shout out on all Design/Build/Fly Social Media platforms.

13 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2016

$150

Thunderchief

Those who make a Thunderchief Level donation will receive a personal letter of appreciation signed by the Design/Build/Fly project leads.

6 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2016

$300

Warthog

Those who make a Warthog Level donation will receive a custom engraved Design/Build/Fly Keychain.

6 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2017

$500

Eagle

Those who make an Eagle Level donation will receive a signed and framed team picture after competition.

2 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2017

$1,000

Maverick

Those who make a Maverick Level donation will receive a scale, 3D printed replica of our final competition plane.

0 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2016