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Drag Problem Set Worksheet

**Problems:**

Create a spreadsheet that finds the weight of each glider, the measure of each angle in degrees, and the drag on each glider at angles of 2, 3, 4, and 5 degrees.

Model GlidersMassFull-sized GlidersMass1 .5 kg 4 500 kg 2 .9 kg 5 900 kg 3 1.4 kg 6 1,400 kg

**Questions:**

- Compare the drag between Model Glider 1 and Full-sized Glider
4 for all four angles. What conclusion can you draw?
- Based on your answer in Question 1, would it be valid to use a
model glider to study the drag on a full-sized glider?
- What is the relationship between glide angle and drag?