Civil Air Patrol Cadet Aerospace
The paper airplanes and rockets found here can be used
to enhance the lessons and activities already in place in your squadron or classroom.
They are constructed from heavy index cardstock (approx. 110 lb. weight, which
may be purchased from your local office supply). Use your color printer to print
the patterns on the cardstock, cut out the pieces, and assembled with "Elmer's"
or "stick" glue. Some deigns require a few other supplies which are
identified within. Click on the thumbnail images to go to instruction page of
each model, then download the Word document of the pattern and print the patten
image on heavy cardstock. If you have any questions regarding the assembly instructions,
or have any other comments or suggestions, please send them to Bill
Jackson, Maj, CAP, Director of Aerospace Education, New Mexico Wing.
"Estes" type Rockets
CAP Rocket - This rocket was designed to be used in the CAP Rocket
Program. All you need is heavy card stock, elastic, modeling clay,
glue, and Estes engines.
Egg Lifter - This payload bay can be used for the "egg lift"
project to simulate the safe launch and recovery of a fragile biological
Booster Stage - This booster can be attached to the CAP Rocket as
shown in this picture or a second booster stage can be added to make
a three stage rocket.
Lemanski Dart - Here is a version of the CAP Rocket with fins designed
by Chris Lemanski.
Card Stock Gliders
CAP Glider - This glider is easy to build and files really well.
It can be used in your Aerospace Education program or just as a fun
model to build.
Air Force Academy TG-4A Glider - This design flies quite well and
is a good hands-on exercise in monocoque fuselage construction.
Wright Flyer - This airplane is based
on the Wright Brothers design which made the first successful manned
172 - This is a 2D flying model of the C-172 in the new style CAP
Piper J-3 Cub - This is a 2D flying model of the Piper J-3 Cub.
The paint seheme is like that used during World War II.
Lockheed Vega 5B - This is the aircraft in which Amelia Earhart
became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" - This is the aircraft
in which Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across
Bell X1 - This is the aircraft in which Chuck Yeager became the
first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.
Rocket Altitude Tracking
Altitude Tracker - This can be used to measure the angle from the
horizon to the rocket. Or use several and enter your observations in
the Altitude Calculator.
Altitude Calculator - This Altitude Calculator is a JAVA applet
that can be used to calculate the altitude and ground track of your
rocket by entering the elevation angles and compass headings to the
rocket apogee from several observation stations.
3-D Display Aircraft
Piper J-3 Cub - This is a little display model sporting the Civil
Air Patrol Emblem
Activities from the New Mexico Aerospace Education website.
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