Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4701 times:
My condolences to those who died and there famalies, but sadly the business of school must continue. Has anyone ever done any projects that they actually liked, or might actually interest a plane nut like me.
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4682 times:
Yeah, try this: make up a plane out of cardboard, make it look as real as can be, maybe with real life uses in mind.
I did that in the 8th grade for a school contest, I got 1st place; but then so did a bunch of other "talented students."
I made up a concept hypersonic airliner made from model rocket cones and tubes, paper, masking tape, etc... It wasn't designed to fly, just a model. It was 29 inches long and I still have it and it's ribbon -- they're both eight years old now.
Or you can always make an RC, let your imagination soar.
Hope this helps, good luck
The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
Lubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4665 times:
PAPER AIRPLANES! make different designs w/an 8.5 by 11 paper and test 'em out! Unfortunately, my outgoing e-mail is screwed up, but if u leave another way for me to contact u, i'll give u some more tips...there's a plethora of stuff to do...different folds, etc.
Airbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4661 times:
Umm. I did maybe a little more "technologically" advanced projects than this. In the 6th grade I made an airfoil and determined the greatest angle of attack that an aircraft could take off with and not stall on. I got 1st place. No science fair in the 7th grade. In the 8th grade (last year) I built a radar but instead of using radar waves, I used light waves. I tested many shapes to find the best design for a stealth aircraft. I am continuing this project this year. I won 1st place last year at school and 2nd place overall at the city wide fair in Houston. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org.