Student Handout #7:

Design and Refine Mars Airplane Prototype

Directions: After answering your Essential Questions through research,you are now ready to apply your knowledge.Discuss with your team members what the research suggests for a successful design.Answer the questions below as you develop the prototype.

 

1. Based upon your research,draw a diagram (on a separate sheet of paper)of the type of wing the Mars Airplane should have.Include a cross section view and a top view.

 

 

 

2 .In a paragraph explain why the wings should have this design.

 

 

 

3. Based upon your research,draw a diagram (on a separate sheet of paper)of the type of fuselage the Mars Airplane should have.Include a side view and a top view.

 

4. In a paragraph explain why the fuselage should have this design.

 

 

5. Based upon your research,draw a diagram (on a separate sheet of paper)of the type of tail section the Mars Airplane should have.Include 2 different views.

 

 

 

 

6. In a paragraph explain why the tail section should have this design.

 

 

 

7.Based upon your research,draw a diagram (on a separate sheet of paper)of the type of propulsion system the Mars Airplane should have.Include a cross section in one of the 2 views.

 

 

 

8.In a paragraph explain why the propulsion system should have this design.

 

 

9.Based upon your research,list and diagram (on another sheet of paper)any other design ideas that would be beneficial to the Mars Airplane that helps it to meet the specifications.

 

 

10.On a separate sheet of paper,draw a diagram of your complete Mars Airplane prototype.

 

 

 

11.Using the Planetary Flight web site section “Design a Mars Airplane ”,select the parts for the airplane that most resemble the parts your team has selected.Print out or copy on a separate sheet of paper this design.

 

 

12.Using the Planetary Flight web site section “Design a Mars Airplane ”,test this design. Record your findings below.