Pylon Flight

All the files and information to make a flying CAD plane.

Pylon Flight

A free resource to allow Key Stage 4 students to learn how aircraft fly and use digital design and manufacturing tools to design, make and fly their own powered aircraft.

Flight can be a challenging, technically rich and fun D&T activity. The principles of flight are well documented but will need to be interpreted for students at an appropriate level when designing, making and testing designs for aircraft.

This set of resources contains detailed information on the principles of flight, propellers and measuring thrust, digital design and manufacture, gliding and powered flight. There are CAD files, instructional videos, a parts list, risk assessment and full details to encourage students to learn about the science, maths and D&T aspects of this interesting area.

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