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by Tramsarran
March 14th, 2012, 3:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Awesome Aquifers B
Replies: 217
Views: 25847

Re: Awesome Aquifers B

Exactly. Stress will do much harm and no good. Above all else, enjoy yourself while doing your presentation. Maybe you don't have to know everything that you're doing, but if your works are powerful and confident enough to be remembered, you will be remembered more than just a number by the judges w...
by Tramsarran
March 12th, 2012, 4:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Awesome Aquifers B
Replies: 217
Views: 25847

Re: Awesome Aquifers B

Practice, practice, and more practice. Execution is key. You've got one shot, go for it.
by Tramsarran
March 6th, 2012, 4:03 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Storm the Castle B
Replies: 157
Views: 24061

Re: Storm the Castle B

That's part of what I feared this year using a sling, and I witnessed the disadvatages of an improperly contructed string last year with my team's trebuchet. I was afraid that either the object would get caught in the sling, it would fall out too early at low launch speeds, or it wouldn't launch as ...
by Tramsarran
March 6th, 2012, 3:57 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Bottle Rocket B
Replies: 201
Views: 34823

Re: Bottle Rocket B

Personally I'd say it's less likely for the rocket to catch an updraft than to have its flight disrupted by the wind, but I have very little experience to speak out of. BTW, where do you guys test the rockets? There's no safe place in NYC to do so, and I'm sure that's why the event doesn't run at Re...
by Tramsarran
February 28th, 2012, 7:17 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Meteorology B
Replies: 154
Views: 24344

Re: Meteorology B

Perhaps (hopefully) the city will be labled on a map, and from there you'll already know what factors affect the city's climate, and matching the climograph to the city will be a breeze :D
by Tramsarran
February 28th, 2012, 5:15 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Dynamic Planet B/C
Replies: 240
Views: 35234

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Before I do a poor job of explaining in my own terms, here's a short Wikipedia article on the topic. I'll be doing most of my studying for this event during this week, and Regionals is on Saturday. This is gonna be fun. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinuosity The formula is the length of the channel ...
by Tramsarran
February 27th, 2012, 5:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Meteorology B
Replies: 154
Views: 24344

Re: Meteorology B

Same 8-) I've been to Regionals once in my lifetime. If you're taking the Meteorology test with a partner, it will really help to know each others' strengths and weaknesses, and how the work is to be sorted out. My partner and I last year wasted too much time disputing over an easy, straighforward q...
by Tramsarran
February 25th, 2012, 2:43 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Meteorology B
Replies: 154
Views: 24344

Re: Meteorology B

I think it's right off the rule sheet. My best is how varying levels of carbon in the atmosphere might be caused, and how that will affect other aspects of climate (e.g global warming, global cooling)
by Tramsarran
June 18th, 2011, 5:21 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Storm the Castle B
Replies: 330
Views: 49659

Re: Storm the Castle B

It'd be interesting if we had a set of counterweights to choose from, more launch time and maybe preselected distances.
by Tramsarran
May 22nd, 2011, 5:21 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Storm the Castle B
Replies: 330
Views: 49659

Re: Storm the Castle B

Yea, you can add weight as long as it doesn't fire without the counterweight. Remember the energy is supposed to come from the counterweight being influenced by gravity. I think it's not allowed because it'd seem as though there is energy stored or something. I'm not sure though. ummm... sorry, but...

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