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by 2346273454
September 30th, 2013, 10:01 am
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 157
Views: 32086

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

Assuming that a Canard glider means that there is no rear horizontal stabilizer, will it be worth the 30% extra flight time? With high speed launches and high ceilings, it seems like it might be very hard to get a proper launch with a stabilizer at the front. I can definitely see it being worth it f...
by 2346273454
June 15th, 2013, 7:59 am
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 73121

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

Such a prediction bonus would have the effect of penalizing teams with superior gliders and rewarding teams with average gliders, i.e. gliders not capable of flights with a 1 foot per second descent rate or better. There is a lot i don't know about gliders, that's why i ask people who do, about a m...
by 2346273454
June 9th, 2013, 6:36 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 73121

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

Such a prediction bonus would have the effect of penalizing teams with superior gliders and rewarding teams with average gliders, i.e. gliders not capable of flights with a 1 foot per second descent rate or better. There is a lot i don't know about gliders, that's why i ask people who do, about a m...
by 2346273454
April 27th, 2013, 11:40 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 73121

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

For the Virginia state tournament, the elastic launch glider winner was McLean High School, with a combined score of 27.2s, with a 16 foot ceiling.
by 2346273454
March 26th, 2013, 9:55 am
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Virginia 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 7755

Re: Virginia 2013

I seem to recall TJHSST winning regionals over Langley and Fairfax last year too, but then falling to third place at state behind those two teams. I wonder why this is. Simply Langley/Fairfax buckling down between regionals and state? Or something more complex? TJ no-showed/got close to last in thr...
by 2346273454
March 11th, 2013, 4:52 pm
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Virginia 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 7755

Re: Virginia 2013

Does anyone happen to know the top Elastic Launched Glider times at the Kilmer regional tournament (division C)?
by 2346273454
January 23rd, 2013, 4:20 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 73121

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

Our plane just goes up and flutters to the ground when we launch ... We've checked everything, 0-0 incidence (clarification: is the horizontal stab supposed to be glued to the top or the bottom of the fuselage?), launch angle ~70 degrees with 45 degree roll...? Using a loose version of the Wow AMA ...
by 2346273454
January 22nd, 2013, 2:50 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 73121

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

These are all good ideas for trimming gliders. I would like to caution everyone on the use of metal on your gliders. Metal of any type is not one of the permitted materials and will cause you to be 2nd tiered or possibly not permitted to fly (if the metal is deemed unsafe) Opps, ignore my above sta...
by 2346273454
January 21st, 2013, 6:03 am
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 73121

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

I see.... So to clarify, it isn't actually the angle of the flaps relative to the part they're on (e.g. angle of the rudder relative to the vertical stab) but their angle relative to the entire plane? What easily-adjustable and relatively easy-to-find glues are typically used? We've been using simp...
by 2346273454
January 19th, 2013, 11:22 am
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 73121

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

To adjust roll, yaw, etc does the glider actually have physical flaps? On the generic designs I've seen on the AMA website at least, none of them have adjustable parts, really(but then I'm confused as to how you would trim/adjust these...?). We've been trying to cut small slits on the wings/tail to...

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