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Week 3
This is a continuation of the 5 week program at Litchfield starting at week 3.  We now begin our Flight Club class for 2 weeks.
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Nate works on the trim to get better time on his paper airplane
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This week we were restricted to the classroom which didn't offer much room to test our creations.  But we all had a good time anyway!
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When we're not seriously designing, or seriously building, or seriously testing...   ...we're seriously having FUN!
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A barrage of planes headed my way!
Next week we hope to do kites if I can still find them on the shelves.  If not we will continue with planes, with a focus on balsa creations.  We will also have contests with them!
Week 4
No kites this week so we went with balsa planes and puddle jumpers (little helicopter devices)
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Alexis took some time getting used to the technique to make the puddle jumpers work, but she finally got it.
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The kids loved the thought of nailing me (or trying to) with the puddle jumpers
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I even gave them a second chance!
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Close, but no cigar LOL
We later played "golf" with the puddle jumpers
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Next up for the afternoon were small balsa airplanes.  We started with gliders and finished with the rubber band powered birds.
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Again the challenge to nail me with a plane this time!
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The kids got these flying a lot quicker than the puddle jumpers.
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Focused on a good build to assure good flights.
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These kids actually read the instructions!  And it showed too.
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They learned quickly that you have to be gentle with balsawood parts.
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There was a real thrill while they experimented with wing position and throwing angles.
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3, 2, 1, CONTACT!  Orville would have been proud :)
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These kids had fun learning new things (and so did I)
 

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