Start of work on engine

Start of work on engine

The Engine Team concludes the presentation of the whole IP Plane Team this semester. WIth high precision and high effort, they worked on the engine for our stunt aircraft. They were the first-ever team for this aircraft to unpack the engine and work on it. First things first, all the parts related to the engine […]

Work process – Fuselage Team

Work process – Fuselage Team

The Fuselage Team of this semester’s IP Plane Team also made progress over the last few weeks. They started by drilling the holes in the sheet metal and attached the Nut Plates to properly connect the sheet metal to the frame. For the pilot’s well-being in the canopy, it was necessary to refit it to […]

Start of lower wing assembly

Start of lower wing assembly

This semester’s Wing Team is already deep within the construction of the lower wing pair. After the Helling, the workbench for wing assembly, was set up, the team could fix the spars on it and work on both lower wings (left and right) simultaneously. One of the first tasks our Wing Team was occupied with […]

Avionics concept finished

Avionics concept finished

As a result of the integrative project seminar a team of four students consisting of Stephan Hecht, Daniel Cikalev, Jannis Härter, and Melisa Bogukanin was developing a concept for the complete avionics equipment for our IP Plane during the last semester. The avionics includes all electronic devices of an aircraft like monitoring, navigation, and communication […]

Elective course “Aircraft construction”

Elective course “Aircraft construction”

In the elective course „Aircraft construction” (German: Wahlpflichtfach Flugzeugbau), 9 students met in two groups to work on some important activities at our IP Plane 1, the VANS RV-12. Beside the annual condition inspection and some service bulletins, the teams also replaced the nose wheel of the aircraft. Two highly motivated teams have been successfully […]

El Compass

El Compass

A team of IPE students developed a digital compass for the IP Plane in the 2020/2021 winter semester as part of the Integrative Project. Within one semester, a functional device with an illuminated display including a housing was developed and manufactured from scratch. The compass shows the current orientation including pitch and roll angles. The […]

Helling (workbench) for wing assembly

Helling (workbench) for wing assembly

The project “Helling for the IP Plane wing assembly” is a sub-project of the IP Plane project. The goal was to work out a precise and cost-effective workbench for the wing assembly of a Pitts Model 12 in the Kimball version. The development and construction of the Helling was an extraordinary project because it had to be worked with particular precision. Even the smallest deviations have massive effects on the flight characteristics of the aircraft, which had to be taken into account when […]

Load Evidence Pitts Model 12

Load Evidence Pitts Model 12

In the Integrative Project study module, it is important to provide evidence of the load on the wings of the Pitts Model 12 for the IP Plane using a CAD and FEM load calculation. This challenge was accepted by our students Maximilian Roth, Tobias Gehring and Niklas Illison in the winter semester 2020/2021.In order to […]

PLM System for IP Planes

PLM System for IP Planes

Students of the IPE course developed a PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) System in the summer semester 2020. This system helps in the IP Plane project to show the construction progress and upcoming maintenance work. This makes it possible to see the next activities at a glance and to get to further details with a click. The system has been […]

Again a semester (nearly) without IP Plane

Again a semester (nearly) without IP Plane

Unfortunately the IP Plane project is suspended also in the current winter semester. Anyway students are working on some related projects in the seminar „Project Management“. FEM simulation for the wings, provision of a jig for the wings assembly and a digital compass development.We hope that this awesome project can be continued in the next […]