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Adventures in the Principles of Flight

Hi! My name is Robert W. Maier. I am a technology teacher at a high school in eastern Pennsylvania. This year we chose to investigate the principles of flight.

We started with paper airplanes, went to rubber band powered models, made some rockets, and then the project took flight. We found a glider in a Harpers Airplane book published in 1913. Two classes of about 18 kids have gotten quite far in about eight weeks of work with the very generous help of the aerospace museum, Mr. Rick Young, and Mr. Paul Dees. Next year we will be covering the wings of our glider in preparation to test fly it.

We also will be building an anthropometric aviator with video sight to test the glider after we kite it.

View pictures of our glider!

For more information on this project, contact:

Robert Maier
Upper Moreland High School
3000 Terwood Rd.
Willow Grove, PA 19090



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