Category Archives: Active Projects

VFS Design-Build-Vertical Flight Competition 2023

The Vertical Flying Society (VFS) is hosting the third annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight competition. It has full-time university and college students designing and building racing VTOL UAVs to compete in the fly-off event in July 2023, in addition to writing Preliminary and Final Technical Reports and giving a design presentation. Lambach has withdrawn from the competition, however the plan is to still build and flight-test the prototype. Continue reading

VFS Student Design Competition 2023

Just like the DBVF competition, the Student Design Competition is organized by the US Vertical Flight Society. Every year one of the big VTOL companies sponsors the design competition and issues a proposal. University teams can compete in Graduate and undergraduate categories, trying to come up with a design that fulfils the proposal. This year Sikorsky is sponsoring a competition, they have requested a high-speed VTOL aircraft that would be safe for the ground personnel standing next to the aircraft during hover. This aircraft is most likely to be used for search and rescue operations. Continue reading

Introduction to RC UAV Manufacturing

In the 2022-23 academic year Lambach hosted an introductionary course to model aircraft/drone design and manufacturing. It consisted of several lectures, a tutorial session on XFLR5 aerodynamic design and a tutorial on 3D printing.

Afterwards students were invited to come up with their own ideas for projects, form groups, and join Lambach Aircraft to realize them. Continue reading

Project ATTIS

Project ATTIS (Aerial Terrain & Tracking Intelligence System) envisions developing a long-range autonomous with imaging sensors for conservation efforts in protected natural reserves.

Illegal farming, mining, and poaching have been great problems in such nature areas. The conventional method of surveillance is done through ground patrols that visit these areas one by one. This can be considered ineffective due to limited staff and tough access to the protected areas. Ground patrols are not very efficient in distributing resources because the areas are too large for patrols to find issues in time. As a result, resources from international NGOs, such as the WWF, are not being utilized optimally. Project ATTIS aims to provide a more efficient substitution for this problem. Continue reading