What is the best material for a homemade parachute?
Nylon – Nylon replaced silk during the WW2 when supply of silk diminished. Nylon has since become a popular choice, as it has excellent wind resistance, good elasticity, mildew resistance, and is comparatively cheaper. The material is also lightweight and dries quickly. It is resistant to abrasion and chemicals.
How do you make the best egg drop device?
Fill a quart plastic bag half full of Styrofoam packing peanuts, and place a raw egg in the middle. Fill the rest of the bag with Styrofoam packing peanuts. Seal the plastic bag. Fill a box three times the size of the quart bag with packing peanuts, and place the plastic bag in the center.
How big does a parachute need to be for an egg?
The sandwich bag will hold your egg. Put an egg in each sandwich bag, and find a suitable location to drop the parachute. Drop the parachutes from at least 10 ft high to get the best result.
How do you make an egg drop without a parachute?
If parachutes exclusively are forbidden in the design, one option is to consider other methods of slowing down the egg during the drop. One way is to create a simple basket or box for the egg and attach it to a set of glider wings made from fabric or lightweight paper stretched over a frame of Popsicle sticks or wire.
What makes a parachute fall slowly?
When a parachute is released, the weight pulls down on the strings. The large surface area of the parachute material provides air resistance to slow the parachute down. The larger the surface area the more air resistance and the slower the parachute will drop.
How high can you drop an egg without it breaking?
On August 22, 1994, David Donoghue threw an egg out of a helicopter onto a golf course in the UK, from a height of 213 meters (700 feet). He now has the record for the longest egg drop without breaking in the world (all without an outside structure for added protection!).
What will protect an egg when dropped?
Plastic Bag Designs
A hard shell is not the only way to protect an egg during an egg drop. Plastic bags are less of a shell, but they provide a structure to hold padding material around the egg. Add padding such as foam, bubble wrap or packing peanuts between the egg and the side of a small plastic bag.
What is the highest floor you can drop an egg from without it cracking?
A building has 100 floors. One of the floors is the highest floor an egg can be dropped from without breaking. If an egg is dropped from above that floor, it will break. If it is dropped from that floor or below, it will be completely undamaged and you can drop the egg again.
How do you make an egg fall slowly?
Slowing the Fall
You can also try tying several balloons to your egg before dropping it instead of building a parachute; they should slow the egg’s descent. Aerodynamic rotors, such as those on a propeller beanie, can also work. The weight of the egg actually makes the rotors spin faster to slow its fall.
How do you drop an egg without toothpicks?
Lay four toothpicks on the table tip-to-tip so that they form a square, gluing the tips together. Then coat the surface of the toothpicks with glue; after finishing, repeat to create 67 more squares. Glue six of the squares together to form a cube like the one holding the egg.
Why doesn’t an egg break when dropped on a pillow?
Force goes down. When dropped on a pillow, the egg starts to slow down as soon as it touches it. A pillow increases the time the egg takes to stops.