Metalwork - Exam Papers - HL - Project - 2009

150 Marks


  1. Details of a Model Aircraft are shown on the accompanying drawing.
  2. Make and assemble the Project using the materials specified in the Parts List.
  3. Design and make a Castored Nose-Wheel and a Battery Holder for the model. These should be integrated as a unit. The integrated unit when secured within the fuselage should ensure that the model is in a horizontal position.
    (Note : 20% of the marks will be awarded for this section.)
  4. Complete, test and solder the Electric Circuit.
  5. Your Examination Number must be clearly engraved on the top surface of the Tailplane (Part 10).
  6. Your completed project, clearly identified with your Examination Number, must be available to the visiting examiner along with the necessary testing equipment (battery or transformer).


Parts List

Part No. Part Name Required Material and Description
1 Control Panel 1 Coloured Acrylic
2 Fin 1 Brass or Copper (Polished)
3 Wing 1 Aluminium, Brass or Copper (Polished)
4 Fuselage 1 Copper (Polished)
5 Right Undercarriage 1 Aluminium (Polished)
6 Left Undercarriage 1 Aluminium (Polished)
7 Wheel 2 Nylon or Acetal
8 Windscrees 1 Clear Acrylic
9 Noseplate 1 Aluminium, Brass or Copper (Polished)
10 Tailplate 1 Brass or Copper (Polished)

As Supplied

Part No. Part Name Required Material and Description
11 M3 x 8 Pan Head Set Screw 13 Brass or Steel
12 M3 x 20 Pan Head Set Screw 2 Brass or Steel
13 M3 Hex Nut 17 Brass or Steel
14 Switch 2 5mm Toggle
15 Potentiometer 2 5 Watt, 50Ω, Wire Wound
16 Control Knob 2 To suit Potentiometer
17 Motor Holder 2 To suit Motor
18 Motor 2 Ø 24 x 27
19 Propellor 2 3 Blade Type (Modify to Ø80 mm)
20 Battery Clip 1 PP3
21 Remote Lead 1 1 Meter, Ribbon Cable (Use 3 Strands)
22 Insulated Wire   As Supplies

Design Element

Part No. Part Name Required Material and Description
23 Caster Nose-Wheel & Battery Holder 1 As Designed

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