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Introduction In this project we designed, built, and tested a glider. The only constraints of this project were that we could only use the materials given which were 3 3/32”x4”x36” and 3 1/4”x1/4”x36” pieces of balsa wood. The technical goal of the glider was to calculate the drag coefficient of our design using the formula that we derived in class. It was also one of our goals to obtain stable flight. Theory Drag Coefficient When theta is 0 lift is equal to weight. We then plug in the actual equation for lift and set it equal to weight. Then we solved for coefficient of lift. We know what D and L are equal to so we make a proportion of D over L. L and coefficient of lift are proportional so they can be interchanged. This also applies for drag. Then we solve for coefficient of drag and plug in the coefficient of lift that we found earlier.
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Balance Problems As an aircraft flies through the air, lift is created through the difference of pressures between the air on top and below the wing.
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