Welcome to the UAV Research Group Trac Website
On this website you can find detailed technical information about our UAV platforms, tickets covering current and past issues, and find flight test data and reports.
The UAV Research Group uses three sizes of the Ultra Stick aircraft family: the 120, 25e, and Mini. Details for each aircraft in use and associated components can be found on the following pages:
- UMN FASER: Ultra Stick 120, full instrumentation + air data vanes.
- GPS FASER: Ultra Stick 120, full instrumentation + 2 GPS receivers.
- Thor: Ultra Stick 25e, generation 3, full instrumentation.
- Loki: Ultra Stick 25e, generation 2, avionics stripped and converted into pilot trainer.
- Odin: Ultra Stick 25e, generation 1, avionics stripped and in storage.
- MiniUltraStick: Wind tunnel model.
The following pages contain detailed information on the avionics, sensors, software, and R/C equipment:
Flight Test Data and Reports
Lab Organization and Procedures
Documents describing our organization, flight approval and development process, operations and maintenance plan, test ranges, and user manuals can be found here. Links will be added as documents are created and released.
- UAV Lab Document Tree: An overview of our lab's current and planned documentation.
- UAV Lab Organization and Overview: Our lab's purpose and organization.
- Development and Flight Approval Process: Our process for research and development through concept initiation and feasibility studies to testing and documentation.
- Operations and Maintenance Plans:
- Ultra Stick Operations and Maintenance Plan: Systems description, Standard Operating Procedures, Safety of Flight / Safety of Test limits, and maintenance plan.
- Test Range Descriptions:
- UMore Park Test Range: Description of the UMore Park test range, crew locations, and launch/recovery areas.
- Standard Operating Procedures:
- Aircraft Logbook Template: Template for our aircraft logbooks to track flight time, landings, maintenance, inspections, and repairs.
- Aircraft Maintenance Form: Form for documenting major aircraft modifications and repairs.
- Operator Logbook Template: Template for our operator logbooks to track flight time, landings, and currency.
- User Manuals:
- Ultra Stick User Manual: Manual for integration and calibration of our Ultra Stick platforms.
- Goldy Flight Control System Manufacturing Instructions and Aircraft Harness Wiring Instructions: Step-by-step manuals for manufacturing the flight control system and wiring installation harness.
- Aircraft Wiring Diagram: Includes wiring diagrams for the Goldy Flight Control System and wiring installation harness.
- Parts and Manufacturing List: Includes part numbers and prices and vendor information for the Goldy Flight Control System and wiring installation harness.