End of Easter Term Email

I sent a letter to staff at my school at the end of term: Hi Ground Dwellers, I have news from the sky! Mr W & I have been running a club at lunch & after school on Thursdays for KS3 students, building little model free flight aeroplanes and have now got about 8-10 students coming along regularly and get this – about half of them are girls, yes, girls! Some of you have heard bits and pieces about the club, called Flight Club, (we have rules but no one talks about them) through the grapevine & the school’s Facebook page, I thought I’d give you guys & gals a … Continue reading

Competition Time

We spent some time in the sportshall trying to maximise our flight times for entering a Foam Plate Free Flight competition (postal entry) in America this week. Jack & Sid joined me initially, we were experimenting with elevator angles and rubber strip length and were managing flight times of 10-20 seconds (15 seconds was last week’s best time).  Encouraged by these times I fetched some washing up liquid and we tried the ‘lube in a bag’ method (a small amount of washing liquid with the rubber strip in a small bag and roll the rubber strip around inside it for a minute) to lubricate the rubber strip.  We figured it would … Continue reading