Notices
Team RCU - Don Szczur Ask your questions directly to Don Szczur, proffesional pattern pilot

plans

Old 02-14-2018, 06:50 PM
  #1  
Don Szczur
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Don Szczur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 2,100
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default plans

These are plans for a glider kit for school STEM
Attached Thumbnails glider kit.PDF  
Old 02-14-2018, 06:51 PM
  #2  
Don Szczur
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Don Szczur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 2,100
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Based on Model Aviation plans. Kits are also available through Retro RC
Old 02-15-2018, 06:47 AM
  #3  
rgburrill
 
rgburrill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dallas, Tx CT
Posts: 2,312
Received 14 Likes on 13 Posts
Default

This is STEM? It's a toy.
Old 02-23-2018, 08:18 PM
  #4  
Don Szczur
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Don Szczur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 2,100
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Stability, trimming, principle of CG position for predictable launch and transitions, and most of all, it looks cool. Next project is Mountain Lions, then F1D (grin).
Old 02-23-2018, 08:27 PM
  #5  
Don Szczur
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Don Szczur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 2,100
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Great time. Three problems of flight from Wright Brothers, understand problem 2. Center of Gravity in front of Center of Lift promotes stability. There is a very informative video on the Boeing model aircraft shop. By the end of the session, the club designs and tests their own (via one piece of dollar store foam for each team) by applying concepts of aerodynamics.

Cheers!
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	image004.jpg
Views:	22
Size:	11.4 KB
ID:	2255746  
Old 02-23-2018, 08:29 PM
  #6  
Don Szczur
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Don Szczur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 2,100
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Would like a shout out to NVRC and Dr. Mark Franke for support and sponsorship of this MASC.
Old 02-23-2018, 08:33 PM
  #7  
Don Szczur
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Don Szczur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 2,100
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Joseph started this MASC at his middle school 6 years ago. It has been continuing ever since. MASC is a great way to get youth interested in model aviation.
Old 02-23-2018, 08:43 PM
  #8  
Don Szczur
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Don Szczur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 2,100
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

To watch the students building (science Olympiad) models in the local hobby shop during winter break is the closest to the 1940's utopian vision of youth in model aviation I've witnessed.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.