SpineOut : October November 2015
With a strong westerly blowing across the flight path and watched by a crowd on the oval, an aircraft by Jack has won the second Flying Machines competition at The Scots College. Jack sent his flying machine, Jeff, 37 metres from the library onto the oval. Stanton and Alex’s aircraft, Jefferey, won the prize for being in the air the longest after their first effort crashed. Flying machines were built during STEAM club and in D&T. Mr Gibbings paid tribute to the winning entries saying. ‘It goes to show that a little knowledge of aerodynamics made the difference.’ D&T teacher, Mr Heritage added, 'A successful launch should be a swing not a throw.’ A boomerang style design made in balsa wood by Mr Demetriou called The IT Falcon v2.0 and Fire Breathing Rubber Duckie by Ethan also registered flights over 30 metres. In all, 17 aircraft of all designs and styles took flight. Three aeroplanes broke the previous school record of 32.6 metres. The Flying Pig Award went to Nick, Jamie and Jordan for their attempt appropriately called Flying Pigs in Parachute that travelled forward two metres. What happened on the day ... The winner: Jack and his FLying machine, Jeff With special thanks to Ethan, Year 8, for the photos!
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