Pacific Ultralight Airplane, Sr. Project

$12,845 of $10k goal

Raised by 73 people in 45 months
Michael Conway   STOCKTON, CA

Our names are Patrick Green, Tyler Sandelin, and Michael Conway, and we are fourth year Mechanical Engineering students enrolled at University of the Pacific in the Engineering Masters/Bachelors Blended Program. As seniors this year we must complete a senior design project. Our Senior Design Project is to create an original design for an Ultralight Aircraft, which is a single passenger, simple, and lightweight recreational aircraft, making it feasible to design and build as an educational project. The major purpose of our project is the advancement, improvement, and implementation of our engineering skills. The aerospace industry is a desired career path for the three members of this project, and this is a perfect opportunity for us to gain a working knowledge of the design and operation of aircraft, as well as experience with the design considerations in creating custom parts for an entrepreneurial project.

We have completed the design phase of our project and have begun the initial stages of construction. This project is an ambitious undertaking, we estimate our fundraising need to be a minimum of $10000, and your donation or sponsorship of any magnitude, along with others', will help us to realize our goals. If we manage to raise over 10,000 those funds will be used for transportation and a ballistic parachute for the airplane.

We would like to thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with our project team for raising funds. If you have any queries regarding our organization, our fund management policy, or the project itself, please feel free to contact me at m_conway1@u.pacific.edu

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Update 6
40 months ago
Hey everyone the project is almost done! Thank you everyone for your donations. We are doing finishing touches to get the airplane ready for Senior Project day this Saturday, April 27th from 12:00-3:30pm at University of the Pacific. Everyone is invited to come check out our project as well as many other engineering projects that will be on campus.
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Update 5
41 months ago
Thank you everyone for the support! We are in a contest to complete our funding! We have a chance to win $5,000, and all we need to win is votes!
All you need to do is click this link and Vote for Pacific Ultralight Airplane.
This contest highlights the best homebuild project on GoFundMe.
www.gofundme.com/makeathon
Thank you for the support, share the contest with others and help us reach our goal!
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Update 4
43 months ago
Thank you everyone for the support! We are currently working on the wings hoping to have them finished within the next few weeks. Our goal is to order the engine by the end of the week so that we can receive it in time to finish the project. The engine is the most expensive part of this project, Please share our story with others to help us reach our goal!
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Update 3
43 months ago
Here is an updated picture.
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Dorothy Gale
6 months ago

I bought an airplane engine! So far I have an engine and 90% complete airframe, and only spent $300 so far! Still under my $999 budget to build the world's cheapest bare minimum airplane... :-) http://air-war.org

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Patricia Flanary Gagaza
41 months ago

Michael, we always knew that you were headed for Great Things! I'm very impressed. Congratulations!!!

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Gary Wiman
41 months ago

Good luck!

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De La Rosa
41 months ago

My son adores airplanes you have my LIKE.

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$12,845 of $10k goal

Raised by 73 people in 45 months
Created November 26, 2012
KM
$5
Kevin McKenna
39 months ago
AL
$100
Anthony Lopes
40 months ago
DY
$15
darren yafai
41 months ago
GM
$5,000
GoFundMe Makeathon
41 months ago

Congratulations! You won our first place prize. Best of luck and we look forward to seeing you guys get this project "off the ground"!!

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$25
Janis Stinger
41 months ago
BR
$100
Beth Rotticci
41 months ago

Great Job boys! I am so proud of you and your creation, good luck and I hope you reach your goal! Best, Beth

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RL
$60
Rebecca Lavely
42 months ago

So proud of your drive and accomplishments. I'll be able to say, "I knew you when..."

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GB
$100
George & Barbara Bradley
42 months ago
KJ
$200
Ken Jacobson
42 months ago

Looking good! Be safe!

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SL
$50
Sue & Mark Leasure
42 months ago

To the future! Fly safe!

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Dorothy Gale
6 months ago

I bought an airplane engine! So far I have an engine and 90% complete airframe, and only spent $300 so far! Still under my $999 budget to build the world's cheapest bare minimum airplane... :-) http://air-war.org

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Patricia Flanary Gagaza
41 months ago

Michael, we always knew that you were headed for Great Things! I'm very impressed. Congratulations!!!

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Gary Wiman
41 months ago

Good luck!

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De La Rosa
41 months ago

My son adores airplanes you have my LIKE.

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