Welcome to Wright Stuff! In this event, prior to the competition teams design, construct and test free flight rubber-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! Sign up for a Student Membership today!
Resources & Links
- 2022 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
- Sample Penny Plane model
- Wright Stuff Construction Tips
- Minimizing Weight Gain While Maximizing Strength When Gluing Balsa
- Video - Massing your Plane
- Video - Simple Gauge Measurement
- Video - Flight Windows
SO Store & Ward's Science Materials
- Wright Stuff Digital Download DVD
- 2022 National Test Packet
- 2020 National Test Packet
- Official Ward's Science Science Olympiad kit for Wright Stuff. The are the only officially licensed kits from Science Olympiad, Inc. allowed to use the 2022 Rules and specifications
Event Supervisor Resources
In addition to the resources on the Event Supervisors page, Wright Stuff Event Supervisors should be sure to use the following resources:
- Score sheet and team checklist
- Event Logistics Manual
- Wright Stuff Updated Ceiling Height Modifiers - 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 Wright Stuff plane design specifications.