Faculty of Engineering

Falcon of desert




Supervisor of the Project:Wael Ismael Hursani/an assistant prof. in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering

Students Who Participated: Rami Husami, HusamAlsayed, RakanAlfadl, Hisham Yamani, HumamZumzami, Ahmed Hakeem, FawazTunkur and Abdullah Mukhtar.

Aircraft Outer Specifications:

  • Total length: 2.7 m
  • Wing length: 2.9 m
  • Maximum aircraft weight: 27 kg
  • Engine power used: about 3 HP
  • Speed: 15-30 mile/hour
  • Flying span: 16.8 km
  • Flying duration: about 21 min.
  • Materials used for building the body: wood and aluminum
  • Control system: remote control

    Aircraft Uses:

  • Observing borders
  • Observing local traffic
  • Search and rescue
  • Meteorology
  • Observing the holy sites in Mecca and Medina during the Hajj and Umrah

    Our Future Ambitions for This Project:

  • Developing the design to accomplish the best performance to the highest specifications.
  • Developing the navigation systems to include automatic flight and control from the ground.
  • Developing of the aircraft exterior.
  • Developing the materials used.
  • Developing the technology and unmanned aircraft industry in the kingdom.
  • Training and rehabilitating the engineers to work in such projects.

To see the plane flying in the sky of King Abdul Aziz University, please see the following link:


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