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lab4tasks_s09_paperplanev2 - ENGR 126 Spring 2009...

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ENGR 126 – Spring 2009 MEA 1 - A Laboratory 4 Model-Eliciting Activity (MEA) 1 - Part A Purdue Paper Plane Challenge - - Individual Activity 1. Individually read the statement below. Purdue Paper Plane Challenge This coming year, Purdue University will hold its Paper Plane Challenge during Family Day. During this competition, each competing team will construct one plane that can undergo minor adjustments prior to each throw. The two required throw paths are shown below: the Straight path and the Boomerang path. For each path, there is a fixed target point where the plane should land. Competing teams throw their planes a predetermined number of times for throw each path. At the conclusion of the competition, one award is made in each of the following categories: Most Accurate, Best Floater, Best Boomerang, and Best Overall. This event is adjudicated by judges for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Paper Airplane Competitions. Straight Boomerang Path description Straight line from start to finish The plane goes out and comes back to the thrower after going around a chair. The chair is 4 meters from the thrower Amount of time in air Number of seconds from time of throw to landing Length of throw Straight-line distance from the start point to the landing point Made turn : Distance from starting point to turning point plus distance from turning point to landing point. Missed turn : Distance from starting point to landing point Distance from target Distance from the landing point to target. Made turn : Distance from landing point to target. Missed turn : Distance from landing point to turning point plus distance from turning point to target. Target Start Start & Target
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ENGR 126 – Spring 2009 MEA 1 - A Laboratory 4 To: Purdue Engineering Team From: Aaron Brown; Education Chair, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Subject: Purdue Paper Airplane Competition In past competitions, the judges for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Paper Airplane Competitions have had problems deciding how to select a winner for
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