2planes

Paper Airplane Design Challenge
Design an attractive airplane that returns the best results when tested for accuracy, distance and timeP

Panther Airlines

Design:


Iteration #1

planeaam3a.jpg
Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #1
4ft 2in
16ft
.8sec
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #2

planeaam3b.jpg


Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #2
1ft 3in
11ft
1.31sec
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #3

avac_z.jpg


Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #3
67.0
7ft
2.0
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #4

plane4.jpg
distance
plane5.jpg
accuracy


plane6.jpg
TimeAloft

Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #4
4ft 11in
11ft
.81sec



Reflections

Consider, Discuss & Hypothesize:
  • Describe at least 2 ideas you "borrowed" from other groups. How did these ideas help/improve your plane?
    • plane idea
    • to fold the sides
  • Describe at least 1 idea you tried that FAILed. Why was it a FAILure? How did you overcome that FAILure?
    • the 2nd plane idea because the nose of the plane went strait down instead of gliding through the air.
  • Hypothesize: What specific design elements might make a difference when testing for accuracy, distance and time aloft? Why?
    • Accuracy
    • Distance - add
    • Time Aloft - add

Internet Research

Paste links to 2 internet resources & describe an idea you "borrowed" from each.
  1. other groups
    • Idea borrowed - plane ideas
2. other groups
  • Idea borrowed - how to fold the top

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