General Unit Objectives:
- Use problem solving and critical thinking skills to design a scale wing and airplane
- Apply math and science skills to solve mathematical problems
- Use brainstorming and collaborative learning strategies to develop team work skills
- Use modeling materials and tools to construct an operational scale model
- Use CAD to design a solution to a problem
- 3.1.10.D Apply scale as a way of relating concepts and ideas to one another by some measure. 3.2.10.D Identify and apply the technological design process to solve problems.
- 3.6.10.C Apply physical technologies of structural design, analysis and engineering, personnel relations, financial affairs, structural production, marketing, research and design to real world problems.
- 3.7.10.A Identify and safely use a variety of tools, basic machines, materials and techniques to solve problems and answer questions.
- 3.7.10.D Utilize computer software to solve specific problems.
- This challenge charges students to design and build a airplane that conforms to the specifications given during class
will begin the challenge by completing internet research on various
types of airplanes and aeronautical forces, and to learn how forces create and control flight
- Students will begin their design by using the information found during their research to develop a rough sketch of their airplanes & wings
- After their rough sketch has been completed and approved, the students will create a detailed design on both FoilSIM and Rhinoceros 3.0 software packages
- Students will build their model wings and airplane according plans printed from their drawings
- Students will test their model wings in the wind tunnel to measure for lift and drag
- Students will test their completed airplane for functionality
- Research characteristics and the forces of flight
- Design wing model on CAD
- Construct wing model using CNC software and machines
- Test wing model in wind tunnel
- Modify and retest wing design
- Create airplane model on CAD
- Construct airplane model
- Test and evaluate airplane model.