Balsa Flight

Top Balsa Glider Flight--38 feet

Materials/Tools
Glue choice--hot glue or tacky white glue
(Hot glue is faster.)
Balsa Cutters--blue and black--blue one is better for making angle cuts
Balsa--1/8" by 1/8th" sticks available in coat closet
Balsa Flight 
Acceptable Materials--
1. Balsa
2.  Glue
3.  Paper

The student is to create a balsa glider that                                                    
meets the following expectations:
1. Allowed construction materials: balsa glue,
and tissue paper.
2. Maximum mass for the glider is 40-g.
3. The glider will be launched by hand.
4. The glider should fly as far forward as
possible in a straight line.
5. Each student will be allowed three
launches. The longest flight will be
recorded.
6. The wings of the glider must be at least 15
inches wide.
7. The plane glides at least 20 feet.
8.  You may use up to 5 grams of clay to 
balance your plane.

Only 1 time to test each class period.




Balsa Flight 
Acceptable Materials--
1. Balsa
2.  Glue
3.  Paper

The student is to create a balsa glider that meets the
following expectations:
1. Allowed construction materials: balsa glue,
and tissue paper.
2. Maximum mass for the glider is 40-g.
3. The glider will be launched by hand.
4. The glider should fly as far forward as
possible in a straight line.
5. Each student will be allowed three
launches. The longest flight will be
recorded.
6. The wings of the glider must be at least 20
inches wide.
7. The plane glides at least 25 feet.
8.  You may use up to 2 grams of clay to balance your plane.

Only 1 time to test each class period.

 


          


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