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How much can a remote control helicopter lift?  The video analysis in this item explores the physics behind a toy helicopter.  The zip file contains the Dot Physics blog entry, a video of the flying helicopter, and a Tracker video analysis file.   A discussion of helicopter physics was posted on the Dot Physics blog for Wired.  

To open the Tracker file, download and run Tracker from http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/. Tracker is free.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
= Gravitational Acceleration
= Position & Displacement
= Velocity
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
= 2D Velocity
= Position & Displacement
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Educators
- General Publics
- application/pdf
- application/java
- application/zip
- video/quicktime
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Rhett Allain
Keywords:
video analysis, video lab
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Record Updated:
April 30, 2012 by Wolfgang Christian
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