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by Bob Miller
March 12th, 2017, 10:05 pm
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Helicopter Flight Times
Replies: 105
Views: 20935

Re: Helicopter Flight Times

We used our own balsa rotors (2 blades on top and bottom), with the bottom being able to rotate freely (not fixed). We were being conservative with our winds because one of our teammates actually used too many winds on a motor and caused their entire motor stick to bend back and snap. However, our ...
by Bob Miller
March 11th, 2017, 6:56 pm
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Helicopter Flight Times
Replies: 105
Views: 20935

Re: Helicopter Flight Times

I think it is because of how many winds you are using. We have reached 2:10 solidly with 1 bonus and we are still trying to optimize. We have been using around 130 winds with a rubber that is 1.2 to 1.3 times the size of my motor stick without constant breaking. We have also been using FF motor stic...
by Bob Miller
March 10th, 2017, 6:41 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Tower Design
Replies: 23
Views: 6840

Re: Tower Design

That is really good, like nats first place level, but you're from Cali so not surprising. Any tips from your tower?
by Bob Miller
March 10th, 2017, 6:30 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Wood Orders
Replies: 17
Views: 5168

Re: Wood Orders

Thanks JZhang, I think it might have been because of the wood frenzy before States. What is your opinion on National Balsa as an alternative, or do you keep true to your opinion that Specialized is the best?
by Bob Miller
March 10th, 2017, 6:15 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Wood Orders
Replies: 17
Views: 5168

Wood Orders

Hey, so Specialized Balsa is a little slow when it comes to ordering decent wood, by a little i mean they were three weeks late with their estimated arrival time..... Any other decent balsa ordering websites that is quicker than Specialized? Also, what wood do you usually order and use on your towers?

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