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by UltramatrixMan
May 25th, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 126888

Re: Hovercraft B/C

First off, it does seem like there was a good balance between device score (time and mass) and the test score in determining the overall standings. That, I think, was the intention of the rules. That meant that a team that didn't necessarily have the best device could still be competitive, if they ...
by UltramatrixMan
May 24th, 2017, 8:39 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 126888

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Will you share the medalist scores at one point? Yes please do share some raw scores, I am very intrigued. On the topic of rules changes, I hope that the weight portion of the score is reworked because having a set perfect score (2000 grams), that can be and was achieved (I'm assuming although many...
by UltramatrixMan
May 24th, 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 126888

Re: Hovercraft B/C

We bombed time and did well on test :( Yes, but 4th / 5th places went the other way (great times, not so great tests). Congrats on third place! Will you share the medalist scores at one point? Yes please do share some raw scores, I am very intrigued. On the topic of rules changes, I hope that the w...
by UltramatrixMan
May 22nd, 2017, 8:41 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 126888

Re: Hovercraft B/C

I really am praying for fastest wins, I had a design that got under a second! \ I would wager that they will not ever make the competition fastest wins, because Chalker has said multiple times that fast is a safety issue, which was the whole problem with maglev. I also think that he said slower is ...
by UltramatrixMan
May 22nd, 2017, 8:29 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 126888

Re: Hovercraft B/C

The track was just mellamine, so I would guess many of the teams had calibrated on it, between the hints posted on the wikis and it just being a common material easily found in 8-foot sections. The Div B track actually wasn't "just melamine". Many people didn't notice this, but there was a clear la...
by UltramatrixMan
May 22nd, 2017, 7:52 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 126888

Re: Hovercraft B/C

For Division B, I know that all of the top 12 or so teams had times within a half of a second, and that was all that determined the places. This is not true at all. Even within the medalists there was a significant time spread. Hm, I did talk to the ES and must have misunderstood what he said to me...
by UltramatrixMan
May 22nd, 2017, 6:25 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 126888

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Does your skirt help with differently sloped tracks? Our hovercraft doesn't have a skirt, so it is greatly affected by any change in slope but isn't affected by track surfaces or track walls. How does your hovercraft lift without a skirt? I think you can probably figure out what place we got if you...
by UltramatrixMan
May 22nd, 2017, 3:48 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 126888

Re: Hovercraft B/C

I was actually off by more than that, our time was 20.5 seconds. However, I only missed two problems on the test. :D Was your hovercraft affected in any way by the track, or was the track basically the same as the one you were practicing on? No, our track was entirely unaffected. As stated previous...
by UltramatrixMan
May 22nd, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 126888

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Yoooooo I was last time slot too. Were you the guy with the 7.4 volt lipos? Yup! That was me! If you really remember who I was, I had "Digitos usque secti erunt" on the back of my shirt, the unofficial motto for hovercraft. Hats off to you Marie Murphy, you were 0.3 seconds off. Close, but no cigar...
by UltramatrixMan
May 21st, 2017, 7:09 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 126888

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Wellllll I don't think it was run poorly, but here are my remarks: The check in was really good and thorough. All of the regulations were checked and everything done completely as intended. The test was long had some super hard fluid problems imo and harder hovercraft questions that weren't just fr...

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