Aeromodel Guidelines

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SAEINDIA SAE

Student Convention
Welcome to Aero-modeling using Paper Wings!
Paper Airplane models for college students!

Enjoy Learn and align with Curriculum

September 2008

Paper Wings Guidelines

This may look ridiculous and appear to be a child’s play. As you use the kit and build your first plane, you will realize that it is not all that simple. Soon you will learn to make the plane to fly and discover the joy of flying. In the process you will learn the nuances of flying intuitively. This document will provide you with the essential hints to make the planes and fly them. Follow the guidelines and experience the joy of flying. At the divisional level, you will be expected to design your own Paper Wing plane. In the finals you will be expected to fly a radio controlled plan and conduct a reverse-engineering. Successful fabrication and flying of Paper Wings at this level will form a strong basis for higher level competitions as explained above.

Contents
1. Assembly Instructions
Tools and materials Airplane parts Cutting out the parts Gluing Finishing touches

page 2

2. Flight Instructions
Test flight Achieving altitude How to catch rising air currents Repairs Storage Enjoy displaying your airplanes Transporting your plane safely

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3. Introduction to Paper Plane Design
How to make your plane fly well How to improve flying performance How to improve stability Elementary design method

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4. How to build Paper Wings
How to assemble the most wings Racer 520 Amelia Racer 521 Jacqueline

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1. Assembly Instructions

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Paper Wings Guidelines
Tools and materials Scissors
A pair of scissors that cuts well.

Ruler
Used to fold pieces and make creases accurately

Common ordinary table knife
Used for making the creases in triangular long fuselage

Clips
Approximately 10 clips are required for the construction of the triangular long fuselage.

Tweezers
Used for checking the centre of gravity and assembling the smaller pieces

Glue
A clear fast drying glue is most suitable.

Rubber band and rod
Used for making a rubber band catapult

Straight pin
Used for making pin holes

Airplane parts Figure shows a planes parts and what they are called

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Paper Wings Guidelines
Cutting out of the parts
Roughly cut our each piece taking care not to cut into adjacent pieces

Trim each piece to size by cutting precisely on the line. However, don’t cut on the lines of the front and back of the main wing backing, leave a 2-3 mm margin on theses edges as described in the gluing instructions.

Bend the tabs for the main wing and stabilizer before gluing the fuselage (plane body) together Bend the tables along the dashed lines using a rules to make sure that tabs are neatly folded.

Gluing
Try putting the pieces together before gluing according to the gluing instructions and explanatory figures for each model, to make sure everything is ready and in order. After all the details have been satisfactorily worked out, you are not ready for the actual gluing. Following the gluing instructions precisely glue the pieces together in the proper order. (Note : To build a straight solid body, first glue (1), (2) and (3) together and let dry on the flat surface. Then glue the rest of the body parts, in order to this center section

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Paper Wings Guidelines

Apply the glue evenly and quickly, making sure that the assembled pieces do not...
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