Paper Airplane Design Challenge
Design an attractive airplane that returns the best results when tested for accuracy, distance and time aloft.
Team Name: Paper N.A.S.A

Design:


Iteration #1

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Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #1
6 feet 4 in
9 feet
7.0
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #2

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Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #2
5 feet 2 in
4 feet
.91
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #3

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Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #3
3 in
24 feet
.99
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #4

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Time Aloft
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Distance
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Accuracy



Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #4
5 feet4 in
4 feet
.96
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.


Reflections

Consider, Discuss & Hypothesize:
  • Describe at least 2 ideas you "borrowed" from other groups. How did these ideas help/improve your plane?
    • we used the idea of a tiny plane
    • we used a origami book
  • Describe at least 1 idea you tried that FAILed. Why was it a FAILure? How did you overcome that FAILure?
    • the first plane got threw to hard by Henry.
  • Hypothesize: What specific design elements might make a difference when testing for accuracy, distance and time aloft? Why?
    • Accuracy - throw liter
    • Distance - less folds
    • Time Aloft - a little plane

Internet Research

Paste links to 2 internet resources & describe an idea you "borrowed" from each.

Mining the Process:

Please consider & discuss the following with your team. Take notes then record your ideas in Audacity and upload it below.



  • Team, Design or Technical Challenges
  • Strategies we tried for working through these challenges
  • Wrong Turns
  • New/Remaining Questions