The Eagle Works team has been busy this spring term! In February, we held our first Preliminary Design Review (PDR). We presented on nine of the internal components which included:

  • motor
  • battery
  • suspension
  • brakes
  • steering
  • cooling
  • aeroshell
  • frame
  • parachutes

The presentation went very well! There were many benefits to doing this presentation, but one of the most obvious ones were to show the rest of the team how much progress each system has made.

Our crowdfunding project came to an end at the beginning of March and we raised $4,025!! Thank you so much to all of our contributors! Additionally, we received $2,000 from the Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation!! Thank you very much!!

The funds were placed toward purchasing our first motor, motor controller, and a battery pack. Now we have to patiently wait before we get to run tests, but for now, we continue to research and refine our designs.

The end of the school year is preparing the team for an eventful summer and fall - stay tuned!