Team Wharton B

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Team Wharton B

Team Wharton B designed a framed parachute in order to maximize the time the tennis ball spent in the air after they dropped it.

When they dropped it from the second story of Hicks, it had a drop time of 4.84 seconds.

Team members

Toby Heavenrich

Shiv Bhandari

Jack Nicoludis

Frances Hunter

Katherine Bertaut

Design Process

The team first started brainstorming ideas when they were given their materials. They discussed making a glider before deciding that doing so would be too risky, as they did not have enough time to make the fine-tuning adjustments a successful glider would need. In the end they settled on a framed parachute.

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