Thursday, September 30, 2010

Things That Fly: the Delta Dart

Delta Dart
I have an after school club with a few students and its called "Things That Fly". Right now we are building Delta Darts. I built one beforehand so I'd know where the technical parts of the build are (mostly the cutting of balsa wood) and to motivate the students.

This afternoon I wound up the rubberband a couple of hundred twists and let her fly!


easily clearing the basketball court covering
 It climbed to altitude, higher than the basketball court covering (about 8 meters/25 feet).
saved by the tree
 Thought I lost it on the roof but it came gliding down and got snagged in a tree where I recovered it.
my assistant



It took a few more flights after that. Good fun!

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