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 Master's Design

Design: The Classic Dart Plane


Iteration#1

Date: 3/17/16
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Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #1
3"7'
15
0.83
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
3' 6''
6'
1.35
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' 0"
9'0"
0.46
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #4

Distance & Time aloft
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Time aloft
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Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #4
3'1"
18'
1.88
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 made elevators on the side of the plane

  • Describe at least 1 idea you tried that FAILed. Why was it a FAILure? How did you overcome that FAILure?
    • Our second one FAILed. It needed to glide. We changed the plane.
  • Hypothesize: What specific design elements might make a difference when testing for accuracy, distance and time aloft? Why?
    • Accuracy - Heavier parts in the front
    • Distance - Lighter in every place.
    • Time Aloft - aerodynamics

Internet Research

Paste links to 2 internet resources & describe an idea you "borrowed" from each.
  1. http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/peteplan.php
    • Idea borrowed - classic dart.
  2. http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/rapier.php
    • Idea borrowed - rapier plane.

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