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by chalker7
March 12th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: 2020 Regionals & States
Topic: Hawaii 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2942

Re: Hawaii 2020

The Hawaii State Tournament has officially been cancelled.
by chalker7
September 10th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 85538

Re: Wright Stuff C

As a manufacturer I couldn't care less, but as a mentor of umpteen young modelers it makes my blood boil, especially considering who writes these rules. He should know better, and he keeps doing this crap anyway. Josh, since you seem to have a specific person in mind, would you care to share exactl...
by chalker7
March 30th, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Rubber Powered Airplane - SO trial event
Replies: 24
Views: 5319

Re: Rubber Powered Airplane - SO trial event

Hi All, We appear to have touched a nerve. The central issue here is one which pops up from time to time, and that is the intersection between Science Olympiad and competitive free flight modeling. Many of our best mentors, supervisors and tournament volunteers come from the free flight community an...
by chalker7
November 5th, 2015, 7:17 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Dime bonus
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Dime bonus

For what it's worth, we generally try to make doing the bonus slightly more rewarding than damaging to the final score. With a relatively slim margin, the hope is to provide teams that have already mastered the basics of flying with some sort of additional challenge while not giving them an easy way...
by chalker7
July 2nd, 2015, 10:45 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: 2016 rules
Replies: 65
Views: 14768

Re: 2016 rules

Hopefully those in charge will write the 2016 WS rules to encourage and reward experimentation in airplane design. It's discouraging to see virtually every team fly the same airplane at each WS competition year after year. Trust me, we are aware of the issue and definitely want to fix it. The probl...
by chalker7
May 22nd, 2015, 9:47 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: 2016 rules
Replies: 65
Views: 14768

Re: 2016 rules

Get crazy with your ideas. I like this conversation and am always interested in how far we can push things. One item to consider is that we write rules for the whole country, with a particular focus on the teams who have never participated before. You all are suggesting interesting ideas, but they s...
by chalker7
May 19th, 2015, 8:05 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: chalker, can I...
Replies: 274
Views: 39034

Re: chalker, can I...

Wow....
by chalker7
May 17th, 2015, 7:19 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Flights at Nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 8171

Re: Flights at Nationals

First place: 4:54.74, no wing bonus Second place: 4:37.82, no wing bonus Third place: 3:57.17, 6.5cm wing bonus Fourth place: 4:06.63, 7.0cm wing bonus Fifth place: 4:04.72, 7.0cm wing bonus Sixth place: 4:12.50, no wing bonus Overall 24 teams had raw flight times over 3 minutes, 35 teams had raw fl...
by chalker7
March 13th, 2015, 4:38 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 230
Views: 38105

Re: Designs

chalker, I have combed the rules over and over again, and have not found anything to either support or deny the possibility of having all golf balls moving towards the scoring jug at the same time but released one at a time ex. belt moves > ets > belt moves > ets, etc (as in the conveyor belt I men...
by chalker7
March 13th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 230
Views: 38105

Re: Designs

We're posting more and expanding on FAQ's today, including those regarding ETS's and golf balls.

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