Are you a teacher that is interested in providing a fun activity for your students that helps them learn about model aviation? In this article, The Science Guy, Bill Kuhl, explains various ways that a pilot can modify their big foam towline glider so that it will fly properly.
This article includes a material list, tool list, written instructions and schematics for building a smoke tunnel. The activity was developed by Dwayne Hunt and Carol Galica of the NASA Glenn Research Center.
Rick Shertle, a contributing writer for MAKE magazine, explains the steps required to build a folding-wing glider. This is an activity that could be fun for students in a classroom setting, or even at home!
The first model aviation club was formed in 1908.. by a woman! Ms. Todd, from her childhood, was always interested in how things worked. She would disassemble toys, typewriters, and was once even scolded for using her mother’s scissors to cut wire. This interest in tinkering led her to design and patent a type writer copy holder in 1896. By the turn of the century her interest turned to aviation, and she began to experiment with rubber-powered models and airships. In 1906 she displayed one of her aircraft at the Aero Club of America show, held in Grand Central Palace, New York.