YellowJacket

Brainstorming Sketches
Brainstorming Sketches
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Wing System Close-Up
Wing System Close-Up
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Wing Video Placement
Wing Video Placement

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Stabilizer Video Prototype
Stabilizer Video Prototype

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Propeller System
Propeller System
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Mosfet Driver Circuit
Mosfet Driver Circuit
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Left Horizontal Stabilizer
Left Horizontal Stabilizer

Made sure the edges met the profile of the car!

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All 3D Printed Components
All 3D Printed Components
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Side View
Side View
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Current State of Project
Current State of Project
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         YellowJacket (also remembered as CamaroPlane) was a mechatronic system designed to be a Transformer for IPD 501: Integrated Computer-Aided Design. Unlike the movie series where cars, trucks, planes, and boats transform into humanoid figures, YellowJacket is a car that transforms into a plane. Unfortunately, the goals for this project were not reasonable considering the team only had four weeks to complete the project.  

            The project was broken up into a few transforming subsystems: wings that swing out of the side of the car, vertical/horizontal stabilizers that pop out of the hood, landing gear that rotates from underneath the car and tilts the plane at an incline, and a front propeller that slowing extended from the back bumper. Although, the project wasn’t completed, this was a great experience for me to learn the value of prototyping potential design ideas before charging ahead. The videos below show off some of our successfully prototyped subsystems. 

Collaborators: Jonathan Blutinger, Michael Gartland, Ryan Wilson

YellowJacket
YellowJacket

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