Oct 25, 2014 wright stuff planes for 2015 science olympiad the wright stuff task in science olympiad flies a more challenging indoor free flight plane than usual. A selfcheck inspection station may be made available to. Competitors must wear eye protection at all times while in the cordoned area of the competition. Educational materials physics educational materials mechanics learning activities. I know this isnt very good but thats because we had two freedom flight with 23 second times that both had their fuselages. Circle one complete means including 4 or more parameters inc estimatedrecorded peak flight. Model aviation and free flight hall of fame free flight is the original form of heavierthanair aviation, dating back to alfonse penauds 1871 rubberpowered planophore. I need it for science olympiad high school that is and our team happened to get on things a little late and i have no clue what im doingits my first year. Data must include 4 or more parameters 3 required and at least 1 additional for 10 or more test flights prior to the competition. Most of it i get, but i dont know what it means when it asks for the motor size before the wind up. With the wings folded back, place the glider in the cchannel, and hook the launch notch in the bottom of the glider onto the catapult.
Always flight trim glider to stall for first launched flights. Dec 18, 2012 this is an extremely powerful catapult to launch a glider that weighs barely 1oz. Elastic launch glider this event is a build event consisting of two parts. Scimon 30 elastic launch gliders stevens aeromodel, llc.
During inspection each team must present a flight log of recorded data. Apr 16, 2015 elastic launched glider science olympiad 2015 state 1st place. Southern california science olympiad rules clarifications. The correct flight path the glider takes is a ascend, left to right turn descend, and land. No glider will fly without a layout that specifically includes dihedral or angles in. I took this picture of an enlarged squirrel used as a wright stuff model at the michigan state science olympiad. This event challenges students to build and test gliders that must be launched at floor level, ascend to a high point and then transition into a slow descending glide pattern. Science olympiad is an american team competition in which students compete in 23 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Elastic launched glider coaches clinic how to build a elg elastic launch glider scienc. Elastic launched glider 34th michigan science olympiad state tournament april 30th, 2016 elastic launch glider will be held at the im west turf arena, pictured below. I uting inspection each team must present a flight log of recorded data. No practicing at miramar college or univeristy of san diego prior to tournaments.
Teams may bring up to 2 gliders, launch handles, flight log s and any toolssupplies. This event challenges students to build and test gliders that must be. The squirrels performed very well at the delta college science olympiad yesterday. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Elastic launched glider science olympiad 2015 state 1st place. Science olympiad 20182019 airplanes flightline hobby. Designed to meet 2020 division b elg specifications. Students will design, build and test two elastic launched gliders capable of the highest time aloft. This kit includes materials to build 4 gliders as well as thorough instructions, 2 sanding fixtures, a twosided sanding bar, an empty glue bottle to allow mixing model cement and acetone for carbon fiber attachment and precision tips for controlled application.
A video that demonstrates how to build an indoor catapult launchglider is located at the end of this article. Cloud dancer is more advanced, little harder to build but more duration than previous years. Balsa wood and supplies for science olympiad elastic launched glider event. If a team is late, then that team risks not participating in the event. For a variety of official science olympiad building, supply and chemical kits for 2020 events, please visit the wards science website. Learn about flight climate awareness and appreciate nature. Elastic launched glider sample device diagram for 2020. Teams may bring up to 2 gliders for final inspection, flight logs, and any tools. The object of this event is to design, build and test two elastic launched gliders designed for the highest time aloft.
Im in science olympiad doing the event helicopters and i was doing fine until i came across the flight log. Please remember to enter your zipcode and use estimate shipping and tax in the shopping cart to give yourself a proper total. Elastic launched glider trimming a three part video. In flying events in science olympiad wright stuff, gliders, flying bird, helicopters, etc it is sometimes necessary to curve balsa wood to get a desired shape for the outline or a rib of. Engineering tech is a 501c3 specalizing in low cost science olympiad kits. Much has changed since that first 11second flight in paris, but the essence of ff remains the same. Refer to flight trim document for stable trim flight. The object of this event is to design, build and test two elasticlaunched gliders designed for the highest time aloft. This particular indoor catapultlaunch glider was originally designed for use in the 20 science olympiad challenge, but it makes a great glider for anyone.
Data must include 4 or more parameters 3 required and at least i additional for 10 or more test flights prior to the competition. Science olympiad flying events chuck andraka coach, albuquerque area home schoolers. Elastic launched glider science olympiad 2015 state 1st. Education in flight is designed to help you teach the principles of math, science. February 1, 2018 blue line aviation sponsorship helps nc science olympiad students take flight raleigh, nc blue line aviation, llc, commits to sponsor aerial scramble, an exciting new trial event at the state nc science olympiad competition. Elastic launched glider science olympiad student center wiki. Elastic launch glider new hanover county homeschool.
Also features footage from the 2012 and 20 national tournaments plus interviews with coaches and student competitors. Dropping the flight log template i made and used last season in case anyone want to use it. Elastic launched glider replaces helicopters see this page, but keep in mind that the page based on the event for division c high school, and the division b version will probably be simpler. The scimon 30 is 2020 science olympiad division b elastic launched glider rules legal. Science olympiad is a track and field type of academic sport that revolves around science knowledge dealing with chemistry, physics, medicine, earth science, and engineering there will be one state science meet where students will perform in a chosen number of events. I suggest practicelaunching something else before you move on to the glider. These gliders are tricky to make at first but once you get the hang of it, these are really fun to make and fly. The study of aerodynamics is a complicated science, and pilots should consider the task of learning aerodynamics as critical as learning how to land safely. Due to the cancellation of all future tournaments, clarifications are now closed. Teams first flight trim or official launched within 1 min after picking up their glider. In other words, stay calm, and dont let yourself feel overwhelmed. Protege is a modern flapped glider which meets the specifications for 20192020 middle school division b science olympiad elastic launched glider competitions.
Prepare for upcoming competitions with this practice kit, the only kits officially licensed and approved by science olympiad. Feb 09, 2015 science olympiad elastic launched glider event. The glider is flying in a canard configuration smaller fore wing or horizontal stabilizer placed in front of the main or larger wing and there is no rear horizontal stabilizer. Elastic launched glider was a division b event for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Where it not for the walls in the very small gymnasium they placed us in, 30 40 second flights would have been the norm. This ratio tells you how much horizontal distance a glider can travel compared to the altitude it has to drop. However, in the 2019 season it returned as a division b event. As you trim your glider use a logbook to record what you did and how it affected the flight of the glider.
It was a division c trial event at the 2012 national tournament and became a fullfledged division c event in 20 and 2014. Elastic launched glider trimming a three part video part 1 the glide this video is the first in three parts showing the steps needed to trim a catapult or elastic launched glider often referred to as an elg. Build as close to the bare minimum mass for easier trim and longer. Science olympiad elastic launched glider event youtube. Science olympiad is unable to determine the degree of hazard presented by equipment, materials and devices brought by the teams. Science olympiad flying events new mexico institute of. Rules clarifications are made to correct the rules in the science olympiad rules manuals or to clarify the meaning of the rules.
Making these small models fly properly can be challenging because. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The four forces of flight how to angle the glider the four forces of flight are lift thrust drag weight gravity weightgravity during a flight the aircraft burns up its fuel, so the weight of the airplane constantly changes thrust the propulsive force of a jet or rocket. The scimon 30 elg is a larger version of the stevens aeromodel scimon and has been developed for club and educational one design programs at the maximum allowable wingspan 28 cm. These gliders go through a dramatic range from fast to slow during each flight. View the 2019 science olympiad page for the elastic launched glider here. Liven the office, stimulate creativity, conversation, teamwork and leadership.
Elastic launched glider science olympiad student center. To pay for medals with a credit card, see medals and trophies. Mark from retro delivered a batch of the 2019 science olympiad airplanes. The way you measure the performance of a glider is by its glide ratio. Two 2 scimon 30 clg airframe kits, laser engineered for success. Angling the glider downward, trading altitude for speed, allows the glider to fly fast enough to generate the lift needed to support its weight.
Elastic launched glider east coweta science olympiad. Elastic launched glider will be held at the vt regional, charlottesville regional, and states. Elastic launched glider wooden airplane, stem projects. Scimon 20 elastic launch gliders stevens aeromodel, llc. In accordance with rule 4a, even during the test flight time, once competitors enter the cordoned off competition area to trim, practice, or compete. Wards science official science olympiad kits these are the only officially licensed kits. The touch itself will not cause the flight to be reduced to tier 2 or 3. As a result, the scimon clg presents the ideal candidate for club and educational onedesign programs and has been updated to meet the 201220 science olympiad elastic launched glider rules.
If you forget to use the shipping calculator, ill send you a paypal invoice for shipping. The rules clarifications posted on this website only apply to tournaments in southern california. Regional competitions will follow the event descriptions in the current rules manuals, rules clarifications that are posted on the southern california science olympiad website up to the cutoff dates and clarifications that are posted on the san diego regional website faqs. At the regional tournaments in which it is offered, it will be an optional event. One of the ways that i believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there. The dimensions of the mini are quite amenable to scaleup to make a more effective glider. Elastic launched gliders are wooden airplanes specifically gliders that are launched by any standard rubber bands. A video that demonstrates how to build an indoor catapult launch glider is located at the end of this article. Package includes three airframes, launch stick, competition grade elastic, assembly instructions, and flight trim tutorial.
How to build an indoor catapultlaunch glider for science. Elastic launch glider new hanover county homeschool science. Elastic launched gliders north carolina science olympiad yumpu. To avoid a deduction in flight time points science olympiad rules require a logbook having a minimum. Meeting calendar list view meeting calendar calendar view science bowl. This kit includes materials to build up to 4 conventional gliders. Elastic launch glider presenter tom sanders, national supervisor.
What is the science bowl science bowl at diamond science bowl written qualifiers 201718 science bowl written tests 201617 science bowl quiz qualifier 201617. Over 7,800 middle school and high school teams from 50 u. On september 18, 2007, the air force will commemorate its 60th anniversary, heritage to horizons and this program is our way of marking this milestone with students nationwide. Science olympiad is a 501c3 tax deductible charity. And use our trimming video to get your super protege flying correctly. Our lasercut balsa kit is easy to build includes illustrated build and flying manual.
Aug 18, 2004 hobby lobby zip tiplaunch rc glider with the popularity of rc tip launch gliders growing by leaps and bounds, it was refreshing to find a tip launch arf that is affordable and a great first tip launch glider. Nov, 20 science olympiad is a track and field type of academic sport that revolves around science knowledge dealing with chemistry, physics, medicine, earth science, and engineering there will be one state science meet where students will perform in a chosen number of events. How to build an indoor catapultlaunch glider for science olympiad. Each glider, launched for a specific height, will have a different set of parameters to allow the best transition from the highspeed launch to the graceful glide back down. Designed to meet 2019 division b elg specifications. Below are the various balsa sheet blanks that have been marked and are. Build the super protege for 2019 science olympiad elastic launched glider competition. Protege legal for elastic launched glider 20192020. The official rules in the current rules manual take precedence. In 1900, the brothers built a biplane kiteglider with a 17foot wingspan and a forwardmounted horizontal elevator dubbed a front rudder and shipped it to kitty hawk, nc.
Committed to the preservation and promotion of free flight model aviation. Ive posted the construction rules on another thread. Possible high ceiling so elastic glider design by chuck markos an ama glider original article 0620. The squirrel is a great inexpensive alternative for the science olympiad. Science olympiad resources volunteers meeting schedule. Participants without proper eye protection must be immediately informed and given a chance to obtain eye protection if time allows. Give a shout out if you print this thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Teams may bring up to 2 gliders for final inspection, flight log s, and any tools.1127 981 295 1354 1096 1231 994 297 1336 787 1238 946 1068 897 571 861 741 851 890 755 78 1655 1673 1634 577 828 1623 240 730 831 915 255 1330 704 1173 94