This past week, the mechanicals for our unmanned aircraft came in and we assembled things together. It was really exciting to see the CAD model turn into a real carbon-fiber framed airframe. The only thing we hadn’t really planned on was a flybar-less design on our airframe. One of the team members already has one of these helicoptors, but it seems that they upgraded recently to the increasingly more common electronic solution. Using some gyros and accelerometers, a small control unit can replace the stability that a flybar gives, and add to the performance.