What is the name of the object?
De Havilland Chipmunk, primary training all-metal, low wing, tandem two-place, single engine airplane with a conventional tail wheel landing gear.
Describe what the object looks like.
A conventional single propeller plane, most pictures online have it painted Red and white. Others are yellow.
Who designed it? Is it one of a kind or a limited edition? Is the manufacturer listed?
Wsiewołod Jakimiuk, a Polish pre-war engineer was the principal designer. He was assisted by a design team to build the plane. DeHavilland of Canada produced
What is this object supposed to do?
Used to train military pilots, noblemen and professional movie pilots. Other than that it was used for Communications and Security in some areas of the world. A short time after WW2 this plane model was discontinued and one of the most famous accounts state that one of Art Scholl’s planes reside at Experimental Aircraft Association’s museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Is the function of the object clear from how it looks?
The images on the Museum site (While it still worked) and online show it in action. DeHavilland of Canada produced 218 Chipmunks and de Havilland in England produced 1000 for various training purposes. I wonder if they took commissions from contractors to build more specialized designs.
Do you think this object functions successfully at what it is supposed to do? Why do you think that?
It flies it has landing gear and it had to be very popular if Dukes and Movie Pilots (like the one mentioned in the above account) used it to train and work. Art Scholl made modifications to a third he purchased (That had to be ONE big movie expense) to change out the engine and reduce the wingspan
Think of how you would make a revised version of this object and describe it here. Do this even if you think it is perfect as it is. Do a simple sketch or diagram of the revised version, scan it with a scanning app on your phone (Evernote scannable is free and cross platform) and insert it in the post on OpenLab.
Not sure how I would modify a near century old plane for this day in age. Maybe a small scale fighter jet or a bi plane model to offset the single engine strain.
I left out my Sketch from the Blackboard post.