Heritage High School

5800 Marshall Avenue     Newport News, VA 23605     Phone: (757) 928-6100     Fax: (757) 247-9058

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Shoe-Box Glider

Launch Phase:
- Short wings better
- Trim at zero lift
- Heavy better (thick paper)

Gliding flight:
- Long wings better
- Trim at high lift
- Light better (thin paper)

For maximum height the throw must be within 10 of vertical. Also, the throw must be as fast as possible.

Other schools & shoebox challenge

Look at this solution to tapering the nose - interesting & creative!

Nosecone on Glider

 

 

 

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