||To build an airfoil, out of paper provided,
which will be powered by a standard balloon (provided). This paper
airfoil will be launched from a ramp
||To investigate the physics of flight.
||Teams of up to four.
||2 sheets of standard 8 1/2" X 14"
paper - balloons, drinking straw, glue, tape - scissors and a launching
- The maximum dimensions for the balloons are approximately 50
cm long; 10 cm diameter when filled with air.
- No materials other than those provided may be used.
- The balloon is the only legal means for providing thrust.
- Any release mechanisms - relaying the airfoil from the balloon
and drinking straw are at the discretion of the designer.
- Launch from a table top 1 m high.
- There are two parts to the event:
- First Launch (distance) - the greatest distance covered in a
- Second Launch (mass) - the airfoil that can carry the greatest
mass for a minimum distance of 10 metres.
- The same airfoil must be used for both events.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics