Nine students from SXBA attended an online workshop on Aeromodelling (Part 2) organized by the Nehru Science Centre on 8th September, 2020 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Zoom Application - an online way to communicate during these pandemic crisis.

We viewed a presentation and some videos based on Aeromodelling. We learnt that Aeromodelling is an activity involving Design, Development and Flight of small air vehicle models. It generally involves small sized flying objects like Radio controller Aircraft (RC Aircraft), Gliders, Ornithopters, Boomerangs and Paper planes. Paper modelling is an exciting and fun filled way to learn the science of flight and its dynamics by designing and developing paper planes. We learned the mechanics of different types of air planes by just using one single tool - Paper. The Resource Persons Mr. Dharmik and Mr. Rajesh taught us how to make Aero model planes of five different types, namely - Arrow plane, Delta plane, Condor plane, Stable plane and Sonic jet. The most interesting part was when we were taught how to make the planes more efficient by making them glide faster (the secret being the size of the wings) and more durable in maintenance. The workshop ended with a brief discussion and sharing conducted by the resource persons who also asked for our suggestions for the next workshop to be organized soon.

An e-certificate was awarded to all the students who participated in the workshop. It was a good learning experience. We will suggest all our friends and fellow Academites to participate in such workshops in large numbers in the future.

- Rudresh Jogadia & Aarav Vengurlekar

(Std 6)


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