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


Design:The Volt


Iteration #1

Plane1CJW9.jpg

Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #1
1foot 7in
17feet
1.1 seconds
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #2


Plane2DCB3.jpg

Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #2
6ft 5in
12ft
1.83 sec
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #3

Paper Airplane 3.jpg





Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #3
7in
17ft
.87 sec
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #4


PaperairplaneComeOnLadies.jpg

Distance ^^:10ft

PaperairplaneComeOnLadies9+10=21.jpg

Accuracy ^^: 9ft 2in

PaperairplaneComeOnLadies2.jpg

Time Aloft ^^:2.26

Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #4
9ft 2in
10ft
2.26
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?
    • Our second plane was from JYL1
    • Our third plane we got the idea on a website
  • Describe at least 1 idea you tried that FAILed. Why was it a FAILure? How did you overcome that FAILure?
    • One of our planes did not work as well as we thought it would. We learned that we should try to make our planes more arrow dynamic.
  • Hypothesize: What specific design elements might make a difference when testing for accuracy, distance and time aloft? Why?
    • Accuracy - You don't need to make a plane that goes really far for accuracy it needs to be able to be on target
    • Distance - Well if you have a more aerodynamic plane it will go farther
    • Time Aloft - You need a plane that can make loop to loops in the air or other things that make it stay up longer in the air.

Internet Research

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

    • Idea borrowed - add
    • Idea borrowed - add

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