All second semester cadets except ROTC IV and Honors will be required to build a shoebox glider. Cadets may work in pairs. Due date TBD.
Here is your Challenge:
Produce a design that incorporates a shoebox as part of your glider. Additionally your Shoebox Glider will have to meet the criteria and constraints partially listed below. Your Challenge is open-ended and involves a variety of collaborative and creative problem solving efforts!
As part of your challenge, you will need to accomplish the following tasks:
Research the dynamics of flight and apply them to your efforts.
Determine and gather the materials you will need for your glider.
Determine how to launch the shoebox glider in a consistent way.
Obtain the most efficient glide slope ratio possible.
The glider must move forward for at least 3 meters.
The glider must demonstrate an efficient positive glide slope ratio.
The glider must not break upon landing.
The glider’s glide slope and aspect ratios must be determined.