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by kdy16Dad
June 7th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University
Replies: 476
Views: 70566

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

What you're saying is Churchill/Kennedy rivalry actually helped them to become a stronger team at national. What an interesting thought! Yes, had to. Being competitive with a top 5 team pretty much means that the challenger also has to be at the same level. What was surprising during the season was...
by kdy16Dad
June 3rd, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Battery Buggy B
Topic: Scores at nationals
Replies: 16
Views: 2939

Re: Scores at nationals

About 8 cm off target, 6-ish seconds, gap of 23 on the better run and a score of around -21, ended up 10th. Did not go as well as hoped, but it was okay.
by kdy16Dad
February 13th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: 2019 Invitationals
Topic: Invitational Results Compilation 2018-19
Replies: 33
Views: 11834

Re: Invitational Results Compilation 2018-19

Kennedy Middle School Invitational
Cupertino, CA held on Fed 9, 2019

1. Kennedy Gold (83)
2. Churchill Purple (124)
3. Miller Black (143)
4. Thornton Blue (165)
5. Basis Independent Silicon Valley (228)
6. Greene Blue (256)
by kdy16Dad
October 13th, 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Scrambler B
Topic: Scrambler B
Replies: 136
Views: 17536

Re: Scrambler B

I don't agree with this fully. Think of this scenario where two 2kg masses are suspended on either side of a pulley with identical length strings. What is the falling mass here? Should be zero, right? Now, make one of the two masses 3 kg. What is the falling mass? It should be the delta between the...
by kdy16Dad
October 13th, 2016, 11:54 am
Forum: Scrambler B
Topic: Scrambler B
Replies: 136
Views: 17536

Re: Scrambler B

So do the two spring launchers on the Scioly wiki page both comply with the rules? This years rule 2.c states "c. All energy used to propel the ETV must come from a falling mass not to exceed 2.00 kg" IMO this would not allow any springs to be involved in the propulsion of the ETV. Many examples sh...
by kdy16Dad
April 20th, 2016, 10:13 am
Forum: 2016 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Northern California 2016
Replies: 38
Views: 9478

Re: Northern California 2016

They only had two maps for RS and all 28 teams had to take turns to look at them. In the meantime, they had to wait and lose time. Churchill also did not do well, presumably for the same reason.
by kdy16Dad
April 19th, 2016, 9:54 am
Forum: 2016 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Northern California 2016
Replies: 38
Views: 9478

Re: Northern California 2016

I had not told you about the earlier Scrambler problems and only talked about our position in the rankings. At the time of impound, the ES told us that we needed to not only detach the weight for weighing, but also remove the string from the rest of the launcher as long as it was "part of the fallin...
by kdy16Dad
April 18th, 2016, 5:31 pm
Forum: 2016 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Northern California 2016
Replies: 38
Views: 9478

Re: Northern California 2016

Chalker, I agree with your scoring estimate. But there was actually a parent of a medal winning team who watched the entire Scrambler tournament and all the runs who informed me that he estimated our position to be around 7 - 10. I agree with him, but I am biased, and I did not watch all the runs. B...
by kdy16Dad
April 18th, 2016, 5:23 pm
Forum: 2016 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Northern California 2016
Replies: 38
Views: 9478

Re: Northern California 2016

There is no tiering in Scrambler this year, so that is not the reason. As it so happens, there was a violation (of rule 4.f) on the first run, when the kids left an aiming device on the track and forgot to remove it before the run. The ES told them about it after the first run. They removed it for t...
by kdy16Dad
April 18th, 2016, 11:14 am
Forum: 2016 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Northern California 2016
Replies: 38
Views: 9478

Re: Northern California 2016

I am a Kennedy parent coach. One of the events that brought us down was Scrambler B. We were placed at 22nd at the tournament. Here is the video of our scoring run. We thought we had done better than 22nd and other spectators around us thought so too. Could those of you who attended the tournament t...

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