Paper Airplane Design Challenge
Design an attractive airplane that returns the best results when tested for accuracy, distance and time aloft.
Team Name: high fly air force [H.F.A.F]

Design:


Iteration #1


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Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #1
8 inches
43 feet
2.7 sec
To calculate the average of each category, add each trial and divide the sum by 3.

Iteration #2


abr3 planesb.jpg

Results

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

Iteration #4

abr3 planesc.jpg
Accuracy
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distance
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Time Aloft

Results

Accuracy
Distance
Time Aloft
Trial #4
5 ft 6 in
13 feet
1.52 sec
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
    • MR. Whitmer told us to make the front heaver
    • Viraj told our group to make planes lighter for time aloft.
  • Describe at least 1 idea you tried that FAILed. Why was it a FAILure? How did you overcome that FAILure?
    • when we flew the wold record plane it FAILed horribly it, turned around and fell. By trying to make a better plane.
  • Hypothesize: What specific design elements might make a difference when testing for accuracy, distance and time aloft? Why?
    • Accuracy - throw lighter
    • Distance - throw it hard and high not to hard
    • Time Aloft - throw light and up

Internet Research

Paste link
  1. http://engage15.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi

    • 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