Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby Jim_R on Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:14 pm

Discussion for Flying Bird B/C, a National trial event.

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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA on Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:22 pm

i have a question. it says this event is a demo event. How is that different from a trial event?
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby quizbowl on Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:23 pm

Demo events don't necessarily have to be done by a member of the team.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby FueL on Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:43 pm

My ornithologist instincts tell me this is one event I need to see.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA on Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:32 pm

so are people building their own ornithopter or are they using kits? If so, which kits are good?
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby illusionist on Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:07 pm

Here is a great video for beginners: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3wWfKEdvpY
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby purplepeopleeater on Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:08 pm

meh, im not on it, but the videos are super cool!!
:) this is a super neat events. and my suggestion, modify a kit. :)
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA on Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:12 pm

EDIT: i dont want to double post so i will use this post instead. We are having a serious problem with getting the ornithopter to flap properly. For example, it flaps fine when the paper for the wings is not there but then when the wing paper is added,it flaps really slowly.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby thewinner on Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:37 pm

Thicker rubber, maybe.
By the way, this event looks REALLY good.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby HappySciencePie on Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:51 pm

Has it been confirmed that the 2010 rules are this year's rules too? I mean, they're on Soinc and they're the only rules we can find, but it'd be good if we could know for sure.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby chalker on Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:55 pm

HappySciencePie wrote:Has it been confirmed that the 2010 rules are this year's rules too? I mean, they're on Soinc and they're the only rules we can find, but it'd be good if we could know for sure.


The rules should be the ones posted on the soinc.org website: http://soinc.org/sites/default/files/up ... 09%20C.pdf
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby HappySciencePie on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:36 pm

Okay, thanks! :D

I found a site with ornithopter designs. Apparently it's very aware of Science Olympiad, because four of the designs "qualify for the Science Olympiad flying bird event." http://www.ornithopter.org/store/so.html
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA on Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:51 pm

yea thats because the owner of the site wrote the rules for this event (i think)
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby fcfirewings5 on Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:11 pm

What exactly is this event?
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby Frogger4907 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:49 pm

State: 1st overall Thermodynamics lab
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