Paper Airplane Contest 5 (Closed)
Although my previous PAC4 competition failed to attract any entries, I have decided to reboot it—with relaxed specifications. Paper Airplane Contest 5 (PAC5) takes a step back, decreasing the minimum range requirement by 10%, and the decreasing the longevity requirement by 33%. I specifically designed this contest to appeal to the concerns of those who analyzed the specifications of PAC4.
For this contest, the specification is again for a long range plane.
1. Aircraft Requirements:
• Ability to fly at least 50 feet from a launch height of 5 feet or higher
• Durability to fly at least 20 flights
• Provisions for landing gear and/or skids (not required for flying wings)
• Use of less than 8 inches of Scotch tape in construction
• Use of less than 3 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction
• Usage of glue or wood (excluding toothpicks) is prohibited
• Aircraft must be named
2. Instructables Requirements:
• 1 page strictly devoted to materials required in construction
• 1 page explaining how to fly the aircraft
• The instructable's license must be: "Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)"
• This sentence and link must be displayed on your entry's intro page:
“This instructable is an entry in Paper Airplane Contest 5 (http://www.instructables.com/community/Paper-Airplane-Contest-5/)”
For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 5 performing paper airplanes* one patch each.
However, unlike previous contests, each patch will feature its respective aircraft, rather than medals. The first place winner will also receive a 3 month Instructables Pro membership.
*Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide however, each entrant can only win one prize.
How to Enter:
To enter this contest, you must send me a private message entitled “My Paper Airplane [Member Name Here]” with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic under "Entries".
For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach.
The contest begins Friday, May 27, 2011 and ends Thursday, June 30, 2011. Entries must be published before Thursday, June 30, 2011. From July 1 to July 3, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
"Super Bullet" (http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Super-bullet-Possibly-the-fastest-paper-air/)
"The 50 Calb." (http://www.instructables.com/id/The-50-Calb/)
“The 50 Calb.” (http://www.instructables.com/id/The-50-Calb/)
“Super Bullet” (http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Super-bullet-Possibly-the-fastest-paper-air/)