Test Plane

2008

Constructed

In 2008, M-Fly built a biplane which adhered to the design constraints of that year's SAE Aero Design Competition. Despite the weight and drag penalties associated with a biplane design, it was chosen over a monoplane design so that the plane's wings would have a high aspect ratio. Team members believed that this would make the craft better suited for the SAE Aero Design Competition since it called for planes that could carry heavy payloads, not for planes that could travel at high speeds for long distances. The 2008 plane never made it to competition, but it gave the newly-formed M-Fly design team valuable experience with designing, building, and flying large scale remote controlled airplanes.