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

Design: Mini Dart


Iteration #1


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Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #1
11 inches
37 feet
1.20
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
8 ft.
3 ft.
0.4
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
2 ft.
37 ft.
1.27
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #4

accuracy
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timeplane4 aba1.jpg aloft


distance

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Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #4
1 ft 5in
41 ft.
1.23
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?
    • to make it go straight with the little flappy things
    • the idea of making the dart
  • Describe at least 1 idea you tried that FAILed. Why was it a FAILure? How did you overcome that FAILure?
    • trying a new plane and we overcame that by trying another new one
    • : What specific design elements might make a difference when testing for accuracy, distance and time aloft? Why?
    • Accuracy - flappy things
    • Distance - more weight
    • Time Aloft -longer wings

Internet Research

Paste links to 2 internet resources & describe an idea you "borrowed" from each.
    1. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiWxpOpoozMAhUDzz4KHZCjDJgQtwIIHDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DVHO3iVQXDAQ&usg=AFQjCNE23ZsL1RiyqD4k2i6nhTwHvKzSUQ&bvm=bv.119408272,d.cWw

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