Elastic Launched Glider

Coach: Yun Deng   Email: smilerain@hotmail.com    Phone: (858) 829-9010

Training Schedule: Every Thursday 3:30-4:30pm   First day of training: 10/23/2014

Location: C 210 Makery

Student Roster


 

Event Rules

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B65i0-1DTzSuOUJjNEFUU2xTajQ/view?usp=sharing


Session 1 (10/23): Introduction to Basic Aerodynamics

Link to Presentation: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z9rrtunf4i26274/D39C_Glider_1.pptx?dl=0

Handout: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2v8yxdm2ap2zlxa/Elastic%20Launched%20Glider%20Training%20session%201%20homework.docx?dl=0

Team Criteria: Attendance (10%), Science Knowledge (20%), Flight Test (70%)


Session 2 (10/30): Learn to Draw a Glider Design on Graph Paper

Glider Plan

Glider Parts

Glider Parts


Session 3 (11/6): Learn to Draw a Glider Design on Graph Paper (Continued)

Test: Label the forces that act on a plane

ForcesOnAirplane

Test 1 Results

Glider Drawings


Session 4 (11/13): Translate Plan to a Poster Board Template

Glider Template

Glider Template

Glider Templates Made by Students


Session 5 (11/20): Use template to Cut Out Parts From Balsa Wood

 

Cutting Board, Hobby Knife, and Safety Spectacles (ANSI Z87)

Cutting Board, Hobby Knife, and Safety Spectacles (ANSI Z87)

Glider Parts Cut from Balsa Wood Sheets

Glider Parts Cut from Balsa Wood Sheets


Session 6 (12/4): Sand Fuselage, Wings, and Horizontal & Vertical Stabilizers

 

 

 


Session 7 (12/11): More Sanding…

 


Session 8 (12/18): Finish Construction

Finish constructing the reference model

 


Session 9 (1/8): Start Constructing Freedom Flight 2015 B event Model

– Fuselage, Wing Platform, and Pylon

FF-fuselage and pylon1

FF-fuselage and pylon2

 


Session 10 Construction of Freedom Flight 2015 B event Model

– Sanding Wings

Training Plan: 1. Review the ELG rules; 2. Sanding wings.

Step 1: Draw center reference line on wing's leading and trailing edges

Step 1: Draw center reference line on wing’s leading and trailing edges

Step 2: Glue on wing tips

Step 2: Glue on wing tips

Step 3.1: Before Sanding Wing Surfaces

Step 3.1: Before Sanding Wing Surfaces

Step 3.2 After Sanding Top and Bottom Surfaces

Step 3.2 After Sanding Top and Bottom Surfaces