Paper Airplane Competition Guidelines

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<ul><li><p>8/22/2019 Paper Airplane Competition Guidelines</p><p> 1/1</p><p>Paper Airplane Competition OfficialRules and Regulations</p><p>1. The objective of this competition will be to create a paper airplane our of a single sheet of paper that isaccurate, flies a long distance, and has a long hang time.</p><p>2. No kits or pre-made devices are allowed, however, groups are encouraged to use the internet as well asbooks and other resources for design ideas. Printouts of templates are not allowed.</p><p>3. Categories for this competition are:a. distance travelledb. accuracyc. hang timed. best design as voted on by all students.</p><p>4. Students may either work alone or with 1 partner. No more than 2 are allowed in a group.5. A minimum of two planes must be created and entered in the competition for each member in agroup.</p><p>Individuals must enter 2 planes; groups of two must enter 4 planes.</p><p>Longest Distance</p><p> Paper planes must only be constructed out of one piece of paper: Standard A4 format (297x210mm), not more tha100gms. The sheet must be modified by folding only! No ripping, gluing, cutting, stapling or ballasting is allowed!</p><p> Paper planes have to be built at site with the provided official paper. The aircraft must be launched by one person throwing the aircraft unaided from behind a straight launch line marke</p><p>on the floor. Passing over the launch line leads to an invalid attempt. Touching the launch line or any point beyon</p><p>during the launch, leads to an invalid attempt. The thrower may move beyond the launch line, after the paper plan</p><p>hits the ground or any object.</p><p> Two trials per participant are allowed. Different planes can be used, the better attempt counts. The longest distance has to be measured with a standardised tape measure or laser / video facility. Decisive fo</p><p>measurement are the base point on the starting line and the first point where the paper plane hits the ground or anobject. Results need to be counted in m/mm or feet.</p><p>Longest Airtime</p><p> Paper planes must only be constructed out of one piece of paper: standard A4 format (297x210mm), not more tha100gms. The sheet must be modified by folding only! No ripping, gluing, cutting, stapling or ballasting is allowed!</p><p> Paper planes have to be built at site with the provided official paper. The aircraft must be launched by one person throwing the aircraft unaided from a reasonably static position. Th</p><p>participant needs to have both feet firm on the ground during the attempt.</p><p> A run-up or fast walk as part of the launch is not permitted, nor the use of ramps or like devices. Two trials per participant are allowed. Different planes can be used, the better attempt counts. Decisive for measurement are the moments when the paper plane leaves the hand and first time hits the ground o</p><p>any object. Results are counted in tenth of seconds.</p><p>Best Design Contest</p><p> Planes entered in the best design category may be made of any material the group or individualchooses, butit must contain at least some paper. This plane does not have to fly, and the bestdesign will be voted onduring the competition.</p></li></ul>