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by dragonfly
January 13th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: 2019 Invitationals
Topic: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 37977

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2019

MIT this year was one of the best competitions I’ve ever been to in terms of content. The build testing rigs/facilities were great. The tests I took were a challenge unlike anything I’d seen. Overall a great tournament. Except for one major issue. I had 3 scheduled build events. I wasn’t able to te...
by dragonfly
February 8th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Towers B/C
Replies: 524
Views: 67380

Re: Towers B/C

No, they didn't make the correct call. They covered up there lack of precise rules with a very very poor interpretation that has absolutely no basis in the original rules that students have been working on for months. Here is the original rule text Bonus Points (6.c.) can be obtained by designing t...
by dragonfly
February 8th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Towers B/C
Replies: 524
Views: 67380

No More Bonus-Only Towers

FYI: https://www.soinc.org/towers-div-c As the supervisor at the MIT invitational, I nearly DQ-ed the contentious bonus-only towers but decided against it because the rules explicitly refer to a qualifying tower as holding the "Loading Block," NOT the "Loading Block Assembly." And while at first gla...
by dragonfly
May 18th, 2013, 7:05 pm
Forum: 2013 Nationals
Topic: 2013 National Tournament: Wright State University
Replies: 154
Views: 27566

Re: 2013 National Tournament: Wright State University

Go to http://tiny.cc/sont for results.

Congratulations to all teams! ESPECIALLY to Harriton for winning 2nd :)
by dragonfly
March 28th, 2012, 9:33 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 55420

Re: General Discussion

Actually, I would not suggest using a toothpick nor a pin because it creates for too much open air exposure of your glue. Instead of applying your CA directly onto the joint after the wood is already in place, I would actually suggest a careful (and minimal) application onto the piece itself and THE...
by dragonfly
September 16th, 2011, 7:44 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 55420

Re: General Discussion

Someone earlier suggested that "any swing or rotation of the bucket will be brutal." Why would this be, when a swing/rotation of the bucket does not equal a swing/rotation of the loading block? Also, suppose I have a tower that is 4 cm by 4 cm on top. Does it matter if the loading block is EXACTLY ...
by dragonfly
September 10th, 2011, 10:56 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 55420

Re: General Discussion

I appreciate the input on the calculations because, upon seeing the rules, I was (and I guess still am) a bit anxious to see the general ratio with the increase of mass with new heights and how the designs will be changed (because I'm sure that the most effective way of creating the chimney might no...
by dragonfly
September 7th, 2011, 5:09 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 353
Views: 55420

General Discussion

Hi everybody. I know that I found it frustrating last year seeing a lot of repetitive forum topics created about the same things or personal issues.....Here I hope that everyone can talk about most anything and 16 different forums mustn't have to be read to get a good gist of how things are going or...
by dragonfly
June 5th, 2011, 9:15 pm
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Duration
Replies: 305
Views: 28079

Re: Duration

We also did not use a kit (nor ever did at any point through the year), and as 3rd place were less than 10 seconds away from the first place winning time. Hectic check in, but ultimately everything worked out. Congrats to everyone! What was your time? My partner and I are using our copter for an en...
by dragonfly
May 24th, 2011, 5:38 pm
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Duration
Replies: 305
Views: 28079

Re: Duration

We also did not use a kit (nor ever did at any point through the year), and as 3rd place were less than 10 seconds away from the first place winning time. Hectic check in, but ultimately everything worked out. Congrats to everyone!

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