American X-Flyer model airplane controller
The American X-Flyer model airplane controller is an embedded controller board for miniature battery-powered remote-control model airplanes. The controller uses a Nitinol actuator in place of a standard electromagnetic actuator for tail rudder movement. This allows the plane to have smaller size and lower cost as compared with a plane using an electromagnetic actuator.
Product Design and Development Areas
Designed the circuit using commercial off-the-shelf radio control components intended for model cars and planes. Captured schematic using Cadence OrCAD.
Subcontracted the board design and worked with the board designer to obtain board fabrication files.