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Homework Help: Critiquing Egg Drop Vehicle

  1. Oct 26, 2012 #1
    The project requires me to build an Egg-Drop Vehicle that is ranked based on volume*mass (So ligher/smaller is better). And, of course, the egg can't break when dropped from 20 meters.

    critique my design please: http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/8872/eggdrop2.jpg [Broken]

    Any suggestions or flaws would be fine.

    Last year's winner just put theirs in a bag of styrofoam, I think there's a better solution.
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  3. Oct 26, 2012 #2


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    Build and test it. If it works, its a great design. If not...
  4. Oct 27, 2012 #3
    I agree with lewando, it's hard to tell what will happen based on your drawing. Your best bet is to build it and then drop it like 20 times to make sure it wasn't a fluke. :)
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