Project start for winter semester 2021/2022

Project start for winter semester 2021/2022

After the IP Plane project had to take a break for the last three semesters, we can finally continue building our Pitts Model 12 in the usual constellation. Our team, consisting of the project management office, the marketing team and our three construction teams, spent the last weeks preparing their upcoming tasks. Our main objectives […]

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 […]

Project suspended in current semester

Project suspended in current semester

Due to the Corona situation and all limitations defined by the government and our university, the project is suspended for this semester. As soon as the limitations are reduced so that it is possible to meet in person again, the project will be continued. It will not be possible in the current semester. Anyway there […]

Open Hangar Day „IP Edition“

Open Hangar Day „IP Edition“

  On 10.01.20 the IP Plane Team invited to the Open Hangar Day „IP Edition“. The aim of the event was to introduce the IP Plane project to younger students and to explain the application process. Over a grilled sausage/cheese detailed questions about the functioning of the aircraft and the project cooperation were answered. The […]