ISU GoFly

The ISU GoFly Team is creating a personal flying device!

ISU GoFly is an engineering club tasked with designing a personal flying device that is safe, compact, and sustainable. The goal is to create a personal flying device by the Spring of 2022.

Current Demonstrator Aircraft:

A rendering of the S.S. (Small-Scale) Demonstrator

In the 2018-2019 school year, we refined our aircraft and designed a demonstrator (shown above) for testing purposes. It’s also cheaper & easier to start smaller before going full scale. This next school year, the demonstrator aircraft will be manufactured, tested, and flown.

Size comparison of the Cardinal 37 version 2C (left) next to S.S. Demonstrator (right)

 

About the Team:

ISU GoFly is currently divided into 3 Sub-Teams which consists of about 15 members from multiple STEM majors here at Iowa State. We are recruiting passionate & dedicated students! You will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience with a new and exciting engineering team. If interested in joining, please send an email to Khushi Kapoor: kkapoor@iastate.edu

Project Director: Khushi Kapoor
Project Manager: Enrique Campos

Systems Lead: Stefan Peng
Systems Team: Javier Torres, Devon Eberl, Caleb Gehris, Liam McAlister

Structures Lead: Gabriel Blandin
Structures Team: Benjamin Harvel, Brandon Zaragoza, Thomas Powell, Connor Trebac

Aerodynamics/Propulsion Lead: Kevin O’Donnell
Aero/Propulsion Team: Austin Beckhardt, Faisal Al-Masri, John Dorn, William Seykora

Team Consultants: Cole Jensen, Trung Deo

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Timeline:

Fall 2017 Team Inception
Spring 2018 Full-scale design concept & Boeing GoFly competition feedback
Fall 2018 Design refining & plan of action
Spring 2019 Demonstrator design & refining
Fall 2019 Sponsor fundraising 
Spring 2020 Manufacturing of S.S. Demonstrator 
Fall 2020 Testing and flying S.S. Demonstrator, SIC work space
Spring 2021 Funding, manufacturing full-scale design
Fall 2021 Manufacturing full-scale design
Spring 2022 Testing and refining full-scale design
Future TBD – Possibility of an Intercollegiate Competition