This is the first in a series of videos highlighting the different aspects of the project.
The design is where it all begins! Take a look at some of the designs that made the cut from theory to prototypes and have a place in the final working assembly.
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Following the end of the spring exams, all teams resumed work on the project. At a team leaders' meeting that took place last week, we checked progress across all teams and the heads highlighted the pending tasks.
The findings from printing trials that took place in the last couple of weeks were discussed to make sure a common strategy is followed for subsequent design changes. This week also marks the crossing of the 200-hour mark for 3D prints. Having already prototyped 94 parts, the trials continue and it's not too long until the final parts enter the printing queue.
With the Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) ready and assembled, the graphical user interface is being finalised.
The Engine Monitoring System (EMS) is coming together ahead of schedule and our Electronics team has calibrated and tested all sensors. The EMS consists of 10 sensors that will be continuously monitoring and logging vital performance data of the model while testing, including air pressure & speed, shaft speed and temperature.
To enable wind tunnel and remote testing, the X-Plorer will be able to transmit the real-time data wirelessly. It comes with a built-in APU to eliminate the need for a wired power supply and two 100MHz ARM micro-controllers are employed to process the data.
Design 90% complete
We have also created a dedicated page, where you can find out more about the positive impact you can make, as well as details on the donation options that you have. Every little counts and we do believe that all together we can make a big impact on aerospace education!
Our event on the Bloodhound on Monday was a big success with students from several universities and professionals attending.
In two and a half hours, we got an insight of the Bloodhound, the manufacturing process of the fastest wheels on the planet, as well as the car's jet engine, the EJ200.
We would like to thank John Mason from Rolls-Royce in Bristol and Roy Yuile from Castle Precision Engineering here in Glasgow for attending the event and giving two very interesting presentations. Thanks to our co-organisers, the Young Members' Panel of the IMechE and the University of Glasgow, we were able to deliver an event on cutting edge engineering and one the UK's biggest engineering challenges which was highly attended.
For future events keep an eye on jet-x.org/events or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Members and leaders across five teams came together last week to assess progress up to the end of 2015 and get updates for the strategic planning leading to the completion of the X-Plorer.
Following the board's news, each team gave a presentation to the club, enabling everyone to get an in-depth look into other teams' work and current standing. The presentations were part of our continuous work towards bringing people from different backgrounds together and showing the bigger picture of what we are working on.
The meeting followed the publication of interim satisfaction levels, where 94% of the members said that they are very glad to be part of JetX and 88% have found the project to be a good chance to develop their personal and professional skills.
We are also very happy to welcome two new sponsors, the Dutch Formfutura and Plastic2Print who are supplying us with 3D printing supplies.
Rolls-Royce will be represented at our upcoming event for the Bloodhound project on the 25th of January.
We will find out more for the EJ200, the engine used up until now for the Eurofighter Typhoon only. The EJ200 is the main engine of the Bloodhound, which will be supplemented by a hybrid rocket engine to push the car beyond 1000mph.
As it has already been confirmed, engineers from Castle Precision Engineering will give us a presentation on the design and manufacture of the fastest wheels on the planet!
Registration is still open at jet-x.org/events.
RSVP at our Facebook event here.
The end of the winter semester for us, can only mean one thing! Christmas is here and we would like to wish all our students, members of staff, supporters and suppliers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
With a busy year ahead, we have many great things to look forward to in 2016!
We are delighted to announce that Glasgow University has officially backed our project and we would like to welcome our home university as a major sponsor of JetX.
Following the recent growth and progress of the club, JetX has been awarded significant funding through the university’s Chancellor’s Fund that will be pivotal to the project’s development. We are overwhelmed by the level of support both from academia and administration and find the trust and support for our project encouraging and motivating.
We would like to thank Professor K. Calman & the rest of the Board, Professor J. Marsh and Professor M. Calder for their support.
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(Photo of sunny Glasgow, by University of Glasgow, gla.ac.uk)
A record breaking recruitment season for us has come to an end, after receiving six times more applications than vacancies. A rather competitive year for all teams and responding to public demand we increased the team's capacity to a maximum. Well done to all 30 engineering students coming from 1st year to postgraduate level who made it to the team. We are glad to welcome many enthusiastic people and a particular welcome to our newly created Electronics Team.
A revised timeframe has been published and most teams have to move quickly to finalise their theoretical models, as well as reach December's target to complete the first design. The long and insightful processes that include analyses (FEA & CFD) have began and the first official printing trials will start in the next two weeks.
We have many exciting things in the making and we will soon be announcing two new sponsors, further expanding our cooperation with external parties.
The highly anticipated CFD training session is now being finalised and places will also become available for non-members closer to the date. For all upcoming events make sure you keep up to date with our page on Facebook or Twitter and for any enquiries drop us an email.
Applications are now open for vacancies in all existing teams, including Compressor, Turbine, Power Transmission & Exhaust, as well as for our newly created Electronics Team.
The applications will remain open for approximately two weeks, but that is subject to change depending on the volume of applications, so apply early to not miss the chance to join us!
As always feel free to emails us if you have any questions or enquiries. Good luck to all applicants!
For limited places only, so mark the date!
For the second time in 2015 and the first time for the 15-16 academic year, our applications will open and we are already looking forward to welcoming new members in our teams.
Vacancies in the Compressor and Turbine teams have been confirmed and more will be announced. We encourage students of all years and levels to apply, as you will learn most things you need as you go with the guidance of your team leader. Don't miss the chance to be part of a truly unique project and gain useful experience.
Applications will go live on jet-x.org/apply and more information will be available closer to the date. Stay tuned!
Our campaign for the 2015-2016 session was launched today, revealing the motto of JetX for the first time. It is about the motivation and creativity of all the members, as well as those who brave to embrace something new and unknown.
Our posters have already arrived and we aim to inspire even more young students to get engaged in the project, as well as spark the interest for the aerospace sector in general. Applications to join us will open in September 2015 for a limited amount of places.
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