Preliminary design of a two seater ultralight aircraft to be home-built

Besta was an aircraft preliminary design aimed at hand-layup manufacture using composite materials. The aircraft was designed according to the pilots' requirements and was to be hand-built by them in Reus, Catalonia.

Aircraft design | 2014
Besta 3D render

During my Bachelor's final year a friend and I were contacted by two aircraft mechanics and pilots that wanted to build an aircraft themselves. My friend and I would do the design and the required calculus and they would share with us their manufacture experience and know-how.

This project included a complete state-of-the-art research with different ultralight aircrafts, detailed aerodynamic performance and fuel consumption.

Sadly, budget limitations stopped the final manufacture of the aircraft.

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