Gliders by Design is well tested and in use in many classrooms where it is loved by students for what they learn and what they can do with it. Students can use this software for their science project too. For ages 10 and up.
Get software designed by aerospace and education professionals. Much more than just a game, this software provides a wealth of exceptional content to master and is a powerful design tool. Fun and learning are sure to soar!
Harness the incredible power of your computer. Design impressive gliders that you can easily put together. Create whole squadrons of your own designs that you can make soar! Hold an exciting contest to challenge students to see who can design and build the best glider.
Accurate explanations of flight and aircraft design
Interactive analysis of your glider as you quickly design it on screen
3-D visualization of your computer design (adjustable view angles)
Graphical simulation of your glider's performance.
Slow motion glide movie for close-up insights on flight
Additional design guides and activity write-ups to use with the program
Software comes setup to design for either balsa-wood or inexpensive card-stock for materials, but other materials such as foam-board can be used too as one just needs to input the material density into the program to design for another construction material. Clay for nose ballast and a hot glue gun for balsa, or superglue for card-stock, are also recommended. Of course no construction tools or building materials are included in the software sale.
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