Using junior hack saws Balso wood, a glue gun and some sandpaper we set about designing a plane/ glider
Taking on Board what we learned about air pressure and teh bernoulli effect we redesigned our planes hoping to improve their flight times.
We weren’t really that successful! as timing them showed no real improvement.
How can we improve our designs in the future?
- By shortening the fuselage to make it lighter.
- By moving the wings forward so it is easier to throw.
- By only using thin wood to make the plane lighter.
- Moving the wings backwards to maybe make it more balanced.
- By changing the ratio of wingspan to fuselage to make the wings longer.
- By changing the angle of the dihedral to give it more lift.
- By adjusting the tail fins so we might be able to control the plane better.
3rd Attempt: Template gliders
Check out the results in our short video: