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by torqueburner
October 8th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."

Another next action question. For example, look at the golf ball task where it is pulled up an incline plane and the ball must start the next action. The golf ball itself cannot be part of the next action can it? (Like roll off the incline plane and fall into a pully system). Construction rule 4 sa...
by torqueburner
September 22nd, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Clarifying "Initiates the next action..."

Scorable Actions: For the most part, the rules are fairly easy to understand... but just want to get a better understanding of what they mean by "initiates the next action." . . . . . . can there be a "bridging action" such as domino nudging a higher mass golf ball down the ramp and into bucket to ...
by torqueburner
September 22nd, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Final Action: Putting the initial dropped ball to the tee
Replies: 27
Views: 1126

Re: Final Action: Putting the initial dropped ball to the tee

. . .So using 1 wedge, 1 20 cm ramp, 1 golf tee to count for both task IX and final task. That would be considered a parallel action. In that case either your final or your Task ix would not be scored (One of them would not be scored). You cannot combine tasks. . . Though a parallel action is not e...
by torqueburner
March 4th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Freedom Flight Torque Meter
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Re: Freedom Flight Torque Meter

I agree with Coach Chuck on all points. One thing that we do, that helps to reduce wear and tear on the torque meter, is to make a short "dummy stick". This is a very short version of the stick that is used to fly with partial motors. It is made from a piece of balsa approximately 3/4X3/8X1/8" thick...
by torqueburner
January 17th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Making propellers
Replies: 33
Views: 4163

Re: Making propellers

If you want larger pitch changes on Ikara props, careful, very localized application of heat can avoid the stress damage others have mentioned. Also very permanent. If you do it in a jig, easy to control accuracy. You risk melting, but you'll now that right away. At one point there was a video, but...
by torqueburner
January 6th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Tissue tubes
Replies: 10
Views: 1237

Re: Tissue tubes

Yeah, I did what u said and it made really flimy tubes of tissue. I rubbed ca over it but its still kinda weak. Is the tube supposed to be stiff? For many years, we used tissue tubes rolled around a 1/16" brass rod. (our wing and stab posts are 1/16" basswood with the corners rounded where they fit...
by torqueburner
February 5th, 2018, 5:25 am
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Freedom Flight Kit
Replies: 78
Views: 10305

Re: Freedom Flight Kit

. . .I think you need to be creative due to different designs. Might pay to have a flat surface (Chinook kits), a foam block (conventional axials), and perhaps some Solo cups and scissors that you could cut some slots to fit specialized heli's? Coach Chuck Thanks, Chuck, Ten086, and Unome for your ...
by torqueburner
February 3rd, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Freedom Flight Kit
Replies: 78
Views: 10305

Re: Freedom Flight Kit

I will be supervising helicopter at an Invitational tournament next week. I'm wondering if anyone can give me a suggestion of a good way to support a FF chinook copter on a scale to determine the mass. For a conventional helicopter, I've used what I use with airplanes - a block of foam on a stand wi...
by torqueburner
January 24th, 2017, 10:34 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Flag raising and pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Flag raising and pulley

Will a pulley with ima>2 count for scoring if using to raise the flagpole? The distance from resting parallel to the ground and where it is attached to the flagpole when fully raised is 11 cm. Also, since the flag is the finial task, and the height can go beyond the 60 cm, will the height raised ev...
by torqueburner
January 11th, 2017, 6:40 pm
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Triggering mechanism
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Triggering mechanism

Me and my partner's mission currently have a ball falling into a basket to make the basket fall and pull a pulley up. We're using a cork to keep the basket from falling before the ball falls into it, but that hasn't been very reliable. Any triggering mechanism we think of would also count as a leve...

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