# FLIGHT Case Study #4 “CO2 Airplanes” – FINAL EXAM

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FLIGHT Case Study #4 “CO2 Airplanes” – FINAL EXAM
Northern Highlands Regional High School Applied Technology Department Real World Engineering List Design/Build Engineering Team Members Name of Engineering Firm Date Instructor- Mr. Mugno

Scenario Your Engineering Firm has been approached by the Boeing Corporation to build a plane that will lightweight and be able carry many passengers comfortably. The vehicles must travel between New York City and a far away Mediterranean exotic island covering a great distance.

Statement of the Problem
The problem we had to solve was to design and build the world’s first commercial plane that will travel the greatest distance with a limited amount of fuel

Design Criteria The vehicle prototype can measure only 1-1/2 inches wide and have a minimum length of 20”. The vehicle will use a powerful 8 gram CO2 cartridge as the means of propulsion. The vehicle must travel a specific length of a 30’ in the positive (forward) direction.

Design Constraints You must use only the materials supplied by the teacher to construct the CO2 Plane. The body of the vehicle must be constructed of one piece of Styrofoam that measures 22 inches long by 1-1/2 inches wide. The styrofoam fuselage can be cut and shaped anyway possible to create a sleek aero dynamic body. The styrofoam wing can be cut and shaped anyway possible to create a sleek, aero dynamic shape. The balsa wood tail can be cut and shaped anyway possible to create a sleek, aero dynamic shape. Each Design/Build team member will receive per vehicle ( 2 possible designs): 1 fuselage foam body with a CO2 cartridge hole, 1 wing, a set of tail balsa wood. Each Engineering Team will have class periods to design, build and test the final solution to the CO2 airplanes.

Possible Solutions Theory on how it will work: Prototype #1)

Picture of Prototype #1

Picture of Prototype #2

The Final Solution A detailed description of your Optimized Design:

The Final Solution – Top View

The Final Solution –BottomView

The Final Solution –Airfoil Side View

The Final Solution –Tail Top and Side (Close Up)

Scale for Grade TOPIC DAYS Research paper – 10% 1-2
Wing (airfoil) Designs – 5% (3 CAD possible solutions ) Tail Section Designs – 5% (3 CAD possible solutions) Fuselage Designs – 5% Construct Fuselage, Airfoil and Tail Test distance – 35% Documentation Work – 40%

Points per Part New wing (airfoil) – 20 pts
If a piece of you kit breaks, or is lost to receive a new piece it will cost you this amount of points on your design: New wing (airfoil) – 20 pts New Tail Section – 10 points per piece Fuselage – 30 points

Test Results and Conclusions