Rising Up to a New Challenge

Hello everyone! Miner Aviation is back for the 2018-19 school year and we are ready to begin the year with a brand new challenge! As you may have heard, we are switching competitions this year to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Design Build Fly Competition. This change was a necessary one for… Continue reading Rising Up to a New Challenge

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Miners in Flight

The competition season is finally over! It’s been a long road of ups and downs, but ultimately our team left happy and grateful for the opportunity to come out to California and show off our plane. The first day of the SAE Aero Design West competition started off with an oral presentation and a technical… Continue reading Miners in Flight

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Flying High

Big news! The competition plane is officially fully complete! On Thursday, Phoenix Viridi passed its inspection by our team’s advisers and then completed a successful taxi test. In even more exciting news, we had a test flight yesterday and the plane flies beautifully! Its maiden voyage was textbook and it performed just as we hoped… Continue reading Flying High

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Finishing Touches

  The clock is ticking away and competition is fast approaching. Miner Aviation has been spending as much time as possible in the shop the past few weeks trying to get everything ready in time. Luckily, all of this hard work has paid off and we’re proud to say the plane has been finished! Meet… Continue reading Finishing Touches

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Balsa Wood and Elbow Grease

The Drop Code Plane says hi to the Moon.

Hello friends! The team has finally returned from a much needed break, and work has begun once again. We were able to get some construction on the competition plane done during the recess. The wings have been finished and construction of the fuselage and empennage begins this week. Lots of balsa wood, carbon fiber, and… Continue reading Balsa Wood and Elbow Grease

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