The Paper Helicopter Experiment

Building paper helicopters is a great way to learn about Design of Experiments. Sign up below to download the helicopter template and join the fun. The aim is simple: Find the design that gives the longest flight time.

Your challenge is to make eight paper helicopters and note your experimental choices and decisions. Figure out how to increase flight time without jeopardising the helicopter’s stability and flying capacity. There are many factors that affect flight time. To properly uncover how factors jointly affect the response, use design of experiments - a practical and ubiquitous approach for exploring multi-factor opportunity spaces.

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  • download the full instructions and helicopter template
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