||To make a working model of an aircraft in order to demonstrate simple
mechanics and to a construct launcher
||Any number of individuals or teams.
||50 popsicle sticks, 2 sheets of paper, 23 cm X 28 cm (may be torn),
3 paper clips (#1), 2 jumbo paper clips (#2), elastic bands, white
Both the airplane and the launcher should be assembled before
the contest from the materials provided.
The aircraft must be capable of gliding.
The aircraft must be launched by the release of trigger mechanism.
The launching system must be freestanding, reusable, and capable
of being reloaded within two minutes.
Two launches will be made and displacements recorded.
Failure to meet any of the design criteria will result in a
Displacement will be measured from the leading edge of the
aircraft in the launcher to the leading edge at the point of touchdown.
The plane that has traveled the greatest horizontal distance
is the winner.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.