Blue Peter Competition Winner announced UAV

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(Press Box UK) July 27, 2012

Izzy Bennett, 11, of Exwick, Exeter iflyer produced the award-winning graphic design names and winning, and was presented with his shield and Blue Peter presenter replica aircraft Blue Peter Barney Harwood.

talking about graphic design, Izzy says: I liked how the colors go together, like-colored camouflage. I told all my friends and family to see Blue Peter, I think everyone was very surprised to see me there.

The plane, designed by university staff and students, was in collaboration with BBC R & D in recent months, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or short), equipped with television cameras.

BBC R & D has developed a new technology for the UAV to make shots, shots with greater stability and accuracy of its news, sports and documentaries. You also have the opportunity to stream live HD content directly from the aircraft to a computer in real time.

petrol engined aircraft with a wingspan of 4.2 meters, reaching a maximum speed of 42.5 mph and can fly for two hours with a maximum load of fuel at a cruising speed of 24.5 mph economic .

Professor Andy Keane, of the Universitys Computer Engineering and Design Research Group, adds: This particular UAV is a new design developed by the staff and students. The university has been at the forefront of developing unmanned aerial vehicles from early 1990 and recently taught a master design Unmanned Vehicle Systems for students around the world introduced. Hope this helps on the last plane of the BBC about the potential of UAVs in detail.

key parts of the aircraft are converted to the manufacture of additives or 3D printing of 3T RPD 3TS Izzys wins graphic design studio to reality by the color of the paint on the plane.


3D printing

works by converting 3D CAD drawings in solid objects from nylon powder using laser fusion. The object is built layer by layer, each layer having the thickness of a human hair. It allows designers and engineers to complex parts quickly and create light. A number of pieces were for the aircraft of Blue Peter, who built the nose cone, fuselage, from the camera body, tail and wing tips.

Ian Halliday, CEO of 3T says additive manufacturing technology is ideal for producing parts for unmanned aerial vehicles, we believe the Blue Peter iflyer the potential to shake up a new generation of engineers. We are pleased that our workshop is in a position to win, the concept of graphic design Izzys was actually converted.

Related:

BBC Research and Development

University of Southampton – MSc unmanned vehicle system design

BBC Blue Peter

cooperation project with the University of Southampton: Advanced UAV


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