The 4th Annual MODEL GLIDER COMPETITION organized by the RAJIV GANDHI SCIENCE CENTRE and the AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY of MAURITIUS.
This year’s competition to Design, Build and Fly a small model glider is in full swing and is once more being sponsored with cash prizes and school trophies given by the University of Southampton in the UK. Following the sending of invitations to all 200 Secondary Schools in Mauritius, some 480 students and their teachers attended the Workshops held on 28 February and 1 March. Once again the Ministry of Education has fully approved this out-of-classroom opportunity to have fun learning the Physics of Aeronautics and Aviation, which could lead to an Aviation career in the future.
As before, Competition Marks will be awarded for (1) Design and Construction, and (2) Flight Performance. Teams should note that model’s wingspan (flying surfaces) must lie between 60 and 100 centimeters, and that the model’s length must not exceed 80 centimeters. The glider’s weight, ready to fly, must be between 60 and 200 grams.
*For full details see the RULES in the Flyer, and the copy of the Workshop Presentation: Attached*
NOTE: This year an additional opportunity will be given to test your glider and to practice launching and adjusting it (what we call “trimming”), when you can be helped by the experts of the AeSM. Just bring your glider to the Model Flying Field at St Martin (between Roches Brunes and the main road between Bambous and Port Louis) on SATURDAY 4th May between 1:30 and 5: 30 p.m. Weather permitting!
Good Building and Flying!
Download Model Glider Competition 2019 Flyer:
Download the presentation by Dick Twomey here: