|Planes Ready to Go|
The first session did not appear to go the best and class times are so short that everything needs to go like clockwork. For the next session I flew my IMP model plane from Easy Built which is a really stable flying plane indoors or outdoors. It did seem to help the students to see what a good flight should look like.
|IMP Model Plane|
Data was collected on the specs of the plane and then more data for the length of flight and distance covered to calculate velocity. They were also watching for the point in the flight where the plane leveled off and forces would balance out. The accuracy in collecting the data was probably not real good but the lab was more about learning the concepts of the calculations.
For an explanation of many aspects of simple aerodynamics with math problems check out my article Basic Aerodynamics With a Lesson