Editor’s Note: Over the next two years, we’ll be hosting a series of GoFly Master Lectures where industry experts share advice, insights, and answer questions from anyone interested in participating in the GoFly Prize.

For the second installment of “Master Lectures,” Dr. Daniel P. Raymer discussed conceptual design and some of the exciting challenges teams may face as they develop their ideas for a personal flying device.

Dr. Raymer wrote the world’s best-selling book on aircraft design, and teaches aircraft advanced design methods around the world. As president of design and consulting company, Conceptual Research Corporation, he’s recognized world-wide as an expert in Aerospace Vehicle Design and Configuration Layout, Computer-aided Design Methodologies, and Design Education.

You can watch the full lecture below. If you have follow-up questions, check out current discussions about design on the GoFly forum or start your own thread!