Electric Wright Stuff
Welcome to Electric Wright Stuff! In this event, prior to the tournament teams design, construct, and test free flight electric-powered monoplanes to achieve maximum time aloft.
The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. You can find free online copies of the current rules for download on the 2022 Rules page of the Science Olympiad website. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence. This event is generously supported by the National Free Flight Society (NFFS).
Resources & Links
- 2022 Electric Wright Stuff Plane Measurement Diagram
- Score Sheet and Team Checklist Page
- National Free Flight Society Science Olympiad webpage
- National Free Flight Society YouTube Free Flight videos
- Workshop recording - tips & tricks on plane building from the National Free Flight Society
- Minimizing Weight Gain While Maximizing Strength When Gluing Balsa
- National Free Flight Society Livingroom Flyer Postal Event (New 10/25/21) - Science Olympiad students interested in learning more about flight and looking for an additional opportunity to compete should consider participating in this new fun competition between now and March 31, 2022. You can find all the details here.
SO Store & Ward's Science Materials
- Electric Wright Stuff Digital Download DVD
- New! Official Ward's Science Science Olympiad kit for Wright Stuff. This kit can be used to construct the body of your plane. A list of where to source the motor, charger, and capacitor that need to be added to the kit will be posted soon!
Event Supervisor Resources
In addition to the resources on the Event Supervisors page, Electric Wright Stuff Event Supervisors should be sure to use the following resources:
- Score sheet and team checklist
- Event Logistics Manual - (Updated 01/05/22 - made a minor edit to Food Science and added the updated ceiling height modifiers for the Flight events) Contains information for the 2022 Event Slate as well as information concerning COVID-19 precautions and Satellite and mini SO tournament formats!
- Electric Wright Stuff Updated Ceiling Height Modifiers (New 12/07/21) - This link will take Event Supervisors to the updated ceiling height modifiers being used for the National Invitational Tournament. These modifiers are different from the modifiers published in the 2022 Event Logistics Manual and reflect limited performance testing and data collection using the 2022 Electric Wright Stuff plane design specifications.
- New - Flight STEM Session
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics - Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians
- CareerOneStop - Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Career Video
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics - Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- STEM Session on Circuits
- IEEE TryEngineering - Find an Engineering Program