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Hal Scripka

Overview:

It's week four of our hover craft project.  Our students with the flu have returned but the week was a day short due to the start of our Winter break.  Here are the highlights:

Propulsion Team:

Matthew Duffin installs the gear reduction system on the engine.  The engine team also installed new spark plugs, increased the size of the carburetor jets, and ran the engine for the first time.  It was loud, but sounded strong. Designing the engine mount is next.

 

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The propulsion team has completed the fan duct.  

The cutout for the lift box was made and dry fitted to the lift box.  It was a perfect fit!  The duct is now ready to receive its carbon fiber covering.

Hull Team:

The hull team made good progress by completing the plow plane perimeter of the craft. The custom hand held hot wire tool shown laying on the craft, was used to taper the air plenum bottom cavity.  

Other team members were laying out and cutting the first foam layer for the upper hull. The upper hull will be formed to model the X-34 Landspeeder from Star Wars.

 

Lift and Control Team: 

The Lift and Control Team continued to refine the air flow cutouts in the lower hull and put finishing touches on the lift box.

The lift box is shown positioned over the hull cutouts.  The fit was very good!

 

Design Team: 

The Design Team cut out the complex geometry of the side engine mounts.  A custom made hot wire tool was used to cut around wooded templates that provided the necessary curve geometries.  

The Design Team also completed the initial shaping of the second engine.  The two engines will be sanded to create symmetrical profiles.  One completed, they will be attached to their engine mounts forming an engine/mount assembly.  The design team will be designing a removable mounting system for these assemblies.  As it turns out, if these were permanently attached, we would not be able to get the craft out of the lab door!

The P20 SuperSpeeder Takes Shape!

We were excited to see all the major assemblies dry fitted together. This is the first time that the full size of the craft was fully appreciated.  It is 12 feet long and 6.2 feet wide! 

Hal Scripka

Overview:

Our third week of design/build was full of activity despite having a few team members out with the flu.  Time was taken on Wednesday for a mini management review where team progress reports were presented to the group.  

 

Propulsion Team:

Matthew Duffin and Tristin Darmodihardjo place the inlet contour on the leading edge of the fan duct.

 

Hull Team:

Austin Marley carefully uses a portable hot wire to cut the plow plane in the lower hull.

 

Lift and Control Team: 

Max Karetny, Jackson McGill, and Brady Trego prepare the bottom hull for its lift box cutouts.  

 

 

Design Team:

Jordan Darby and Adam Chambers sand one of the engine nacelles using a rotating jig powered by an electric drill.

Alissa Gaddis creates cross sections for the second engine nacelle using our CNC hot wire device. 

Alissa Gaddis and Adam Chambers glue up cross sections of the second engine nacelle.

 

 

 

Hal Scripka

Overview: 

Week two was a busy week of cutting foam, gluing parts, and planning the next steps.  Team highlights are shown below:

 

Propulsion Team:

The Propulsion team cuts out the general circular shape of the fan duct by with a hot wire jig.

 

Hull Team:

The Hull team continue to build of the lower deck of the craft.

 

Lift and Control Team:

The Lift and Control Team constructs the lift box.

 

Design Team:

The design team continues to build up the engine nacelles. 

Hal Scripka

Welcome to the P-20 Superspeeder Blog.  

The Mechanical Systems class at Fellowship Christian School has begun an ambitious semester long project to design/build a large, two passenger hovercraft. It will be designed to look like the X-34 Landspeeder of Star Wars so we named it the P-20 Superspeeder.  The “P” in P-20 stands for Paladins and the “20” stands for 2020 which is the graduation year of the class.  The name Superspeeder reflects the high performance the expected out of the craft. Each week, an update will be posted to highlight design decisions and progress.  The P20 Superspeeder project is part of the growing STEM program at Fellowship Christian School. We are blessed to have the quality of students, staff, and STEM labs to make such a project possible.

Follow the progress of the P-20 Superspeeder.  Our first flight is scheduled for May 4th, 2018  (May the 4th be with you).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week One

Overview:

The students have returned from their Winterim classes and have begun the initial construction phase of the P20 Superspeeder.  The students were divided into the following teams:

  • Propulsion Team
  • Hull Team
  • Design Team
  • Lift and Control Team

Each team spent the week finalizing design strategies and began

actual construction activities.  Here is a summary of our first week:

Propulsion Team:

An unique construction approach was selected for the fan duct design.  Foam rings are to be cut from Formular 250 foam sheets and then glued together to form the overall duct shape.  A hot wire jig was constructed to then shape the duct to its final dimensions.  The duct will be covered in carbon fiber to give it the strength and rigidity required.

Hull Team:

Mr. McLeroy led the team through an overall design approach for the outer hull.  The hull will be made of Formular 250 foam and then covered in fiberglass. The hull team began cutting foam to construct the undercarriage of the craft.  

 

 

Lift and Control Team:

The students calculated the required dimensions of the lift box and determined a construction approach.  In the end, the box will be created using the Formula 250 foam with a plywood splitter.

 

Design Team:

The students designed the configuration of the side engines and began using our CNC foam cutter to cut out circular cross-sections of the engines.  These cross-sections will be glued together and sanded to their final shape.  Finishing of the engines is yet to be decided.

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