1 SCIENCE OLYMPIAD Wright Stuff – B 2009-2010 Matthew Chalker & CeAnn Chalker
2 Wright Stuff BasicsAllowed 2 Ultra light aircraft built and tested prior to competitionFlown indoorsTimed for duration aloftNo ImpoundAircraft to be labeled with team’s identification name & numberMust be a monoplane with single propeller assembly
3 Wright Stuff Basics Allowable Materials Wood, paper, plastic film covering, carbon fiber, and glueThread, wire, plastic tubes & rubber bands may be used to attach major componentsAny dense material for ballastFlight log for 10 previous flights before beginning their test flights at competition
4 Power for Plane Plane launched from hand Plane powered by wound rubber bandUses a propeller
5 Building Specifications - Total mass of plane must be at least 7.0 grams (without rubber motor)40.0 cm max horizontal projected wing spanmaximum wing chord – no limit28.0 cm max horizontal projected stabilizer spanmaximum stabilizer chord – no limit
6 Building Specifications PropellerSingle two-bladed commercially made plastic propellerMaximum diameter of 20.0 cmTrimming, shaving, twisting allowedRubber Motor1.5 grams maximum mass (includes O-rings)Only 1 motor per flight allowed
7 Flight Log 6 parameters for 10 previous flights prior to competition 3 required parametersMotor size before windupWinds on the motor at launchFlight time3 Additional parameter examplesTurns remaining at landingEstimated peak flight heightEstimated flight path diameterTorque at launch
8 Competition8 minutes to launch their 2nd flight after their 1st declared official flight beginsMotors impounded after check-in, are available only for official flightsTeams must declare before any launches during the 8 minutes if it is an official flight or a trim flight. If not declared any launch will be considered official.
9 Competition During 8 minute Flight Period teams may: Make adjustments & repairsLaunch trim flightsQualify additional motorsTiming will be to the hundredth of a secondTiming ends when any part of plane touches the ground or comes to rest on any obstructions (even if prop continues to rotate)
10 Competition – Competitors only allowed in testing/flight area Test flights allowed throughout competition at the discretion of the Event Supervisor, ending at least by the last 30 mins. of the tournamentTest flights will yield to official flightsMultiple aircraft may test fly at once
11 Scoring -Winner is team with the longest flight time for any single flightTies broken by second flight time
12 Bonus – WSState – 30% of the flight time will be added if the plane’s wing chord measures less than 7.0 cmNationals – 40% of the flight time will be added if the plane’s wing chord measures less than 6.0 cm
13 Deductions & Violations – Flight Log discrepanciesIncomplete flight logs will have 10% of the flight time deducted from each flightNo flight log will have 30% of the flight time deducted from each flightRule Violations without a specific penalty will be ranked after all teams that do not violate the rules
14 Resources & Supplies Resources Supplies on line indoornews.com indoorduration.comYahoo Groups –Wright StuffSO websiteSupplies on lineF1D.bizFAImodelsupply.com
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