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 Wing Area (Level 1) Activity If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for these problems. Open the slide called Wing Area (with text) and read the explanation of why design engineers calculate the area of wing planforms (planform is the total surface of the wing surface from above).   What is the area of the Wright Brother's rectangular planform? area = _______________   What is the area of the F-18 (Blue Angels) trapezoidal planform? area = _______________   What is the area of the Concorde triangular planform? (Note: These are not the actual dimensions.) area = _______________   What is the area of the Space Shuttle's compound planform? (Note: These are not the actual dimensions.) area = _______________   What is the area of the Boeing 747 trapezoidal planform? (Note: These are not the actual dimensions. The trapezoidal planform cannot be divided into two right triangles. Hint: Divide the figure into two scalene triangles and compute their areas.) area = _______________   Which of the wings has the largest area?   Which of the wings has the smallest area?    Design your own wing including its dimensions.   What is the area of your airplane's planform?   Explain why you designed your planform the way you did.   List the wing types in order from the largest area to the smallest, including your own wing design.

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