We were delighted to welcome a new member, Dr Joe Butterfield of QUB's department of Mechanical & Aerospace engineering, who has recently joined the Club.
Joe brings along an enthusiastic group of aeronautical students together with their prototype planes, which they are testing at the airfield. Eventually the models will be programmed to take of, fly a pre programmed flight path, return and land automatously. Brilliant!! We watched the students engrossed with laptops, fine tuning the flight information which would then be uploaded to the models.
We thoroughly enjoyed seeing their progress in this regard and look forward to having them at Kirkistown again soon.