Department - Author 1

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Mechanical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Mohammad Noori


In 1989 Cal Poly’s Da Vinci III was the first human powered helicopter (HPH) to achieve flight; our goal is to research and develop a new airframe for the next generation Da Vinci. This report outlines a brief history of human powered flight and details a method of constructing for the airframe. An optimized airframe geometry was also researched and is explained in detail.

Appendix A.pdf (212 kB)
Appendix A - Design Requirements

Appendix B.pdf (252 kB)
Appendix B - Truss Geometry

Appendix C.pdf (540 kB)
Appendix C - Truss Construction

Appendix D.pdf (1214 kB)
Appendx D - Report to Future Teams