YellowJacket

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

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Stabilizer Video Prototype
Stabilizer Video Prototype

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

Made sure the edges met the profile of the car!

All 3D Printed Components
All 3D Printed Components
Side View
Side View
Current State of Project
Current State of Project

         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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