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GLIDER / LOGO / COLOUR SCHEME PROJECT

V. Ryan 2007

 

You are to design the colour scheme for a 'card' glider. The colour scheme will include logos and symbols to reflect a variety of themes. The basic shape and form of the glider is seen below. The important parts of a glider have been labelled as they all have very important functions when a glider is in flight. These are also explained below.

 
   

THRUST - The power required to allow lift off of the glider and to maintain flight. An engine and propellers normally provide thrust.

   

DRAG - Resistance is produced as air passes over the surfaces of the glider / aircraft. This slows down the glider / aircraft.

 

GRAVITY - The earths natural downwards force. Thrust counters the effects of gravity

 

LIFT - Is created by the shape of the wing. The wing is designed to force the glider / aircraft upwards as the air flows on the top and bottom surfaces.

   
RUDDER - Controls the movement of the glider from left to right.  
   
AILERONS - allow the glider to turn faster than just using the rudder
 

WINGS and TAIL PLANE - These stabilise the glider. In a powered aircraft the wings also contain the fuel tanks.

 
COCKPIT - The pilot sits in this area controlling the instruments that allow stable flight.
 

QUESTIONS:

1. Complete the diagram by adding all the labels to the glider drawn below.
2. Explain each of the keywords listed on the left hand side of the page. Write a short sentence for each one.

 

 

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