Technion students conduct test flight of 3D printed aircraft
The first test flight that was conducted on May 15 demonstrated that the unmanned glider is capable of flying straight and horizontal at sea level, including maneuvers
Adi Pick | 16:56 18.06.2020
Students from Israeli research university Technion Israel Institute of Technology’s faculty of aerospace engineering conducted a successful maiden test flight of the A3TB (Active Aeroelastic Aircraft Testbed), an aircraft printed entirely on a 3D printer, the Technion announced Thursday. The first test flight that was conducted on May 15 demonstrated that the aircraft is capable of flying straight and horizontal at sea level, including maneuvers. The A3TB weighs 10 kilograms, and its wingspan is 3 meters long. It was designed by two groups of students under the guidance of Dr. Lucy Edery-Azulay and Professor Daniella Raveh, in collaboration with the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) at Israel's Ministry of Defense.