2planes

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

Design:


Iteration #1

the fast flyrsjrs16.jpg

Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #1
4 feet 2 in
7 feet
4.26
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #2

med5.jpg

Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #2
4.1 in
7 ft
0.98
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #3


the fast flyers ajf10.jpg

Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #3
1ft 3in
1ft
1.75
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #4

plan.jpg

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Results


Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #4
4ft 2in
20
1.36
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?
    • abobble fold

  • Describe at least 1 idea you tried that FAILed. Why was it a FAILure? How did you overcome that FAILure?
    • we made a bigger flap
  • Hypothesize: What specific design elements might make a difference when testing for accuracy, distance and time aloft? Why?
    • Accuracy -better throw
    • Distance - skinnier plan
    • Time Aloft - bigger flaps

Internet Research

Paste links to 2 internet resources & describe an idea you "borrowed" from each.
  1. engage 15

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