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by Modeldad
January 29th, 2015, 12:34 pm
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider B
Replies: 134
Views: 36356

Re: Elastic Launched Glider B

Thanks, wlsguy.

Better safe than sorry, I'll check out the local dollar store.
by Modeldad
January 27th, 2015, 8:03 am
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider B
Replies: 134
Views: 36356

Re: Elastic Launched Glider B

Since there is no requirement for the clay ballast to be on the front of the glider (e.g., covering the nose), I'm not sure if safety was the reason for it. The lip balm cap specification prevents sharp noses. My opinion for not allowing metallic ballast is to avoid teams using lead (hazardous subst...
by Modeldad
January 23rd, 2015, 8:23 am
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider B
Replies: 134
Views: 36356

Re: Elastic Launched Glider B

I asked this question on SOINC rules clarification, but have not received a response. The rules state that ballast MAY be any malleable non-metallic substance. We are using a glob of epoxy on the nose of our glider for ballast. The reason being it doesn't dry out like clay and does not deform on imp...

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