Your goal during flight testing is to maximize the range of your glider through systematic modifications and trial and error. Try and get the glider to glide as far as possible.
Your goal during flight testing is to maximize the range of your glider
AERO 1020 Summer 2020 – Balsa Glider Project
A 7-10-page APA paper must be submitted which includes the following sections:
Flight Test Method
Description of Fuselage
Description of Wing (airfoil shape, planform shape, b, , AR, mounting location and AOI)
The last section must include a figure, the Three-View Drawing. This should be three full-page images to include a top, side, and front view of the glider. Dimensions must be included on the image.
The second assignment is meant to record the construction and flight testing of your glider and to describe your final prototype design for the competition.
This paper, like the first, is to be APA formatted (to include a Title Page). As before, no abstract is necessary. No reference page is necessary since you are doing hands-on research for this assignment. However, if you do utilize outside information, then you will need to cite it with a reference page.
Your goal during flight testing is to maximize the range of your glider through systematic modifications and trial and error. Try and get the glider to glide as far as possible. This includes recording measurements of glide distance and calculations of glide ratio. The results section should include quantitative data such as number of flights, average glide distance and average glide ratio. The discussion section should include your thoughts on the flight-testing process: problems encountered, your assessment of the problem, corrective actions taken, and projection of your gliders distance when thrown from a height of 19 feet based upon your average glide ratio.
Then, you will describe your competition glider in writing and show images representing your glider. The Three-View Drawing can be created in a CAD program (if you have access to and know how to use one), Microsoft Paint, Microsoft Word (Draw Tools), or by hand (very neatly using a straight edge on graph paper).
As before, this paper is to be submitted into a D2L Dropbox by the stated deadline.