Collaborated With: MIT Rocket Team
AeroAstro graduate student Jim Clark talks about model rocket construction and rocketry contests for kids. He'll display some competitive, multi-stage, and other cool rockets he and others have built and flown.
Check out the Rocket Team's competition winning 10-ft-long rocket. Other items on display include a folding quadcopter that was deployed from a rocket, tested liquid engines, carbon fiber reinforced fins, custom fiberglass tubes, and more. Team members will be on hand to explain the engineering behind the displays and show cool videos from recent launches.
Want to see a plane that flies just as well sideways as it does upright? Or skids over rough terrain on ice-skate landing gear? Or carries 16 rockets? The MIT Design/Build/Fly (DBF) Team creates radio-controlled aircraft like these every year for the international DBF competition. Team members will be on hand with some of our unique planes to discuss and answer questions about our design and testing process, building techniques for the unique and creative aircraft from recent years, and the DBF competition.