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Mr. Artates from Chula Vista CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help the Elysian Aerospace Project Build Radio Controlled Aircraft!

Help me give my students the parts they need to build the aircraft they've designed

  • $871 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 9th grade Physics and Engineering in a project based learning public charter school. My students come from diverse backgrounds and learn in an inclusive instructional environment. They use ingenuity, curiosity and imagination to apply creative innovative solutions to different problems that surround them.

My goal is to inspire students to become intrigued in engineering and physics and open new doors of interest for themselves in the future where they can surround themselves with limitless possibilities.

Additionally, I hope to provide authentic opportunities for my students to collaborate and learn in a positive and rigorous learning environment.

My Project

My students are working on a project based on aerospace engineering. As a team they will design and construct small scale radio controlled aircraft. These include a number of airplanes, a drone and even a blimp. Each aircraft is designed to complete a mission that will be demonstrated during our school’s exhibition in the Spring. This invokes teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills as well as enhancing their abilities to learn new things. Together in classified groups: Pilots, Airframe, Avionics, and Managers, my students will learn a better understanding of design and execution in their project.

The materials needed include electric motors for propulsion, the associated electronic controllers, an aerial camera, and parts for airplane construction.

Mr. Artates
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flysight FPV Monitor Black Pearl RC801 with DVR 5.8G 40CH Wireless 7" LCD Screen Diversity Receiver 1024 x 600 HD Display Built in Battery Sunshade Hood for RC Quadcopter DJI Flying Wing (RPSMA ANT) • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
FPVKing Flysky FS-iA6B Receiver 6-Channel 2.4G 6CH i-BUS PPM Receiver with Antenna Compatible FS-i4 FS-i6 FS-i10 FS-GT2E FS-GT2G with 250mm Lipo Battery Strap • Amazon Business $16.99 6 $101.94
RunCam Split 3 Micro FPV Camera FOV 165 Degree DC 5-20V M12 Lens 1080P HD Recording WDR NTSC PAL Switchable for FPV Racing Drone Orange • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
JFtech 30mm Duct Fan with 14000KV Brushless Motor 2S Lipo Version for RC Model Mini Ducted Fan EDF Jet Airplane • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
BGNing 2212 2200kv Brushless Motor Outrunner W/Mount 6t + 30a ESC Controller for Drone Rc Quadcopter Multi Copter UFO • Amazon Business $15.88 4 $63.52
30A RC Brushless Motor Electric Speed Controller ESC 3A UBEC with XT60 & 3.5mm bullet plugs • Amazon Business $15.98 3 $47.94
APM2.6 Flight Controller Board with Top-Pin Connector for ArduPilot Mega 2.6 Flight Control Board • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
DYS D2836 1500KV Brushless Motor 2-4S Outrunner Motor for RC Models FPV Multirotor Quadcopter • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
DYS D2830 1300KV Brushless Motor for Multicopters RC Plane Helicopter • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
20pcs Adjustable Pushrod Connector Linkage Stopper&Φ1.2mm x L190mm (7.5 inch) Steel Z Push Rods Parts for RC Airplane Plane Boat Replacement • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Runcam TX200U FPV Transmitter 1S 3.5-5.5v 5.8G 48CH 25/200mW Video Transmitter for Nano/Micro Sparrow/Micro Swift 2/Micro Eagle • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
20 PCS Nylon Control Horns 4 Holes 21x11 mm with Screw for RC Airplane Electric Plane Parts Remote Control Foam Model Aircraft • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
PDB XT60 Matek Power Distribution Board (Matek Systems), BEC 5V and 12V, Copper and 4-Layers PCB, and 4pcs Sponge Mat Landing Pad • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
SD Racing Parts 15cm Servo RC 1 to 2 Y Cables Male to Female Extension Lead Wire Cable for KK MWC Eagle Control Board Pack of 5 Set • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
3-Pin Servo Extension Lead Wire Cable Cord for Control Board Remote Control Parts, Female to Male, 320 mm (12 Pieces) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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