A practical, interactive project for 8 to 14 year olds

For groups in schools or home learners 

Build and fly a stunt plane that is similar to those used in lectures for recruits at NASA 

A unique way of engaging with aerospace engineers and understanding aerodynamics

The project is supported by aerospace engineers who are using the same stunt plane that we send out to schools, families and learners

 

Thanks to 

         

For the cardboard and manufacturing of the stunt  planes

 

For the Volunteer Engineers 

How to Build the Stunt Plane

 

How to Build the Glider

Aerospace Engineers Have A Go

 

How to Take Part  in the Aviation On-Line Challenge

  • Order the kits online
  • Schedule online sessions for students with the volunteer aerospace engineers. We can supply DIY video conference ku=its for groups in school 
  • Students build and fly the the kits with this online support
  • Sessions include finding out from aviation experts about the aerospace industry
  • Upload films or pictures of your stunt plane flying to a link we provide
 

 



  

Top Tips -

Nigel Higgins - Airbus Virtual Reality Specialist 

I modified the design to give it a full wing dihedral*. I sliced the wing on the centre line from each side.....so essentially pulling it out, it meant the two tags at the fwd and aft of the wing had to be cut so it wasn’t pushing the fuselage out too far. And made two wedges from the box the plane came in to hold it before taping up.

I do intend to try cutting a wedge from the center of the spare wing to bring the center together to see if this is any easier

I’ve also got rid of the flaps on the wing.....If I find I need to tweak the twist I’ll just bend one sideof the wing a tiny bit at the tip....less needed at the tip as the moment (leverage) is greater on the wing tip

Full Wing Dihedral construction above and wing taped up below

 Find out more about how the dihedral on a wing works - its on large and small aircraft



Aviation Workshops with Aersoace Engineers working with teams of students with will be back in School after the Lockdown

There is funding from business for workshops in schools when they reopen please get in touch to discuss options.  


 




How to Order Construction Kits

Stunt Planes pack of 2 or pack of 10
Quantity

 

Gliders Pack of 10 or 20

Quanitity

If you are a school, youth group or ot other agency
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