Protocar

Flying car, School years 7-9

Experimental designers have often turned their hand to the idea of a flying car. Now your students get their turn. This project presents a real challenge. The chassis is a specified size and it must use the wheels provided. Now make it fly using any modeling material available and the motor and propeller provided. It sounds easy, but your students will need to become experimental designers with a good dose of tenacity and willingness to keep trying.

The Power Anchor provides the ideal testing platform for this project because it is so easy to use. Your students can set up their own tests in a completely controlled way. They become immersed in the desire for success. This makes the Power Anchor so well suited to this project. This project is backed up with a full set of teaching resources including student notes and teacher notes plus classroom video with demonstrations plus all the consumables to run the project with confidence.

What you need:

  • PowerAnchor
  • Teaching resource
  • Motors with propellers
  • Plane connectors
  • Motor cables
  • Axles
  • Wheels
  • Balsa
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Download Data Logger Software

Software for PC. Download the software and run the file PADLapp.exe.  Save a shortcut to your desktop.

Connecting cables to the motor

It might be necessary to slightly crimp the motor connector cables before pushing them on the motor terminals. This will ensure a good push fit.