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by builderguy135
Today, 9:42 am
Forum: Regionals and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2019
Replies: 740
Views: 66235

Re: Pennsylvania 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Bayard Rustin High School uses 2019 2nd place nats Wright Stuff plane to lift entire school and relocate to CE Regional The school's weight is only a tad more ballast. nothing a 3 hour and 12 min plane couldn't handle I got draft rules for next year and the bonus is 1000x multiplier ...
by builderguy135
Yesterday, 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 9th Graders in Division B
Replies: 34
Views: 969

Re: 9th Graders in Division B

When you say, "(9th graders) are a great resource to use if a team chooses to in order to make their team even better" or "It is obvious that overall, 9th graders on average are objectively better at scioly than middle schoolers" you are proving my point. We are thrilled by our ...
by builderguy135
Yesterday, 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 9th Graders in Division B
Replies: 34
Views: 969

Re: 9th Graders in Division B

Then your team might actually benefit more by taking no 9th graders. Correct? :?: I don't think my brother implied that... he's saying that 8th graders can be just as good as everyone else, including freshmen. He's trying to show examples where 8th graders performed extremely well at the national l...
by builderguy135
Yesterday, 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 9th Graders in Division B
Replies: 34
Views: 969

Re: 9th Graders in Division B

Taking Bio (which im trash at lol) gave me no advantage whatsoever over other 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. What does give an advantage however, are adults building devices for the competitors. An 8th grader on my team won 1st in thermo at nats in 2018, and two op 8th graders on our team got 2nd in wa...
by builderguy135
August 15th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 796
Views: 48013

Re: Wright Stuff C

Commenting on some of the feedback for getting ready early: ⋅  Get in the gym early and often! That may mean getting a J&H plane to get going early. Note that the final rules have not come out, so you may need to adapt if they change from draft. ⋅  Winding is critical, and y...
by builderguy135
August 15th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 796
Views: 48013

Re: Wright Stuff C

idk who said this but someone mentinoed better schools using kits or something my stance on that is they should just build their own! theyre too good to be using starters! This is not correct! AAHS has always built our own. We have won HS the last two years. Last year, Tower won middle school with ...
by builderguy135
August 14th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 796
Views: 48013

Re: Wright Stuff C

Hi Katie, Thanks so much for responding so quickly and with such thorough advise! I have a couple followup questions. J and H aerospace appears to have a kit available for pre-order for the 2019-2020 school year. Would you recommend this kit so I can start trimming ASAP or would waiting for the Fre...
by builderguy135
August 14th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 796
Views: 48013

Re: Wright Stuff C

Hi Katie, Thanks so much for responding so quickly and with such thorough advise! I have a couple followup questions. J and H aerospace appears to have a kit available for pre-order for the 2019-2020 school year. Would you recommend this kit so I can start trimming ASAP or would waiting for the Fre...
by builderguy135
August 4th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Scores Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Scores Discussion

Mwang12324161 wrote:
builderguy135 wrote:What times have everyone been getting recently?

25-26 seconds in a 33 foot gym. 33 feet is the very top, the highest you can go without getting stuck on something is about 28-29 feet. At nationals in Cornell I got consistent 24-25 second flights for all of the flights


I asked this in February, lol
by builderguy135
August 4th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Replies: 209
Views: 18377

Re: Elastic Launched Gliders B

coachchuckaahs wrote:I believe there is a VERY active indoor community in NJ. Check out Hanger 1 at Lakehurst! They are hosting the US Junior Team Selection competition. Club is East Coast Indoor Modelers.

Coach Chuck


Dang, it's only an hour away. I'll see if I can get in contact with anyone near there.
by builderguy135
August 3rd, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Replies: 209
Views: 18377

Re: Elastic Launched Gliders B

Maxout wrote:The winning team from Tower Heights was coached by Bucky Servaites


Where can I get a coach? There aren't many people in the NJ area who do indoor competitively :\ Online forums are good but honestly they only get me so far.
by builderguy135
July 30th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020
Replies: 552
Views: 83025

Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

I'm not sure about this. I think Astronomy is does a great job of incorporating a binder into the event (and goes even further to let competitors use a computer) while keeping the event conceptually challenging and fulfilling. I completely agree with chalker's rationale for using binders - a lot of...
by builderguy135
July 29th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Math Ability of Competitors
Replies: 71
Views: 3565

Re: Math Ability of Competitors

I would put Algebra 1 in Level A just because I don't think that it really fits with Algebra 2, Trig, and Pre-Calc. Algebra 1 is mostly linear stuff in my experience. But again, that's my experience. Math Level A: Number Sense, Algebra I, Geometry and Spatial Reasoning, Measurement, Data Analysis a...
by builderguy135
July 22nd, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Replies: 209
Views: 18377

Re: Elastic Launched Gliders B

Honestly, I think ELG is probably the least luck dependent build out of any I've seen for the past few years. The other two flight events could arguably have luck involved because of ceiling collisions, and every other build (boomi, vehicles, devices) are even more luck based. I have personally neve...
by builderguy135
July 21st, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Replies: 209
Views: 18377

Re: Elastic Launched Gliders B

Hi I'm having an issue with my glider transitioning from the launch to the glide. The glider does not have flaps and is made entirely of balsa. It has dihedral in the wing and stabilizer (no rudder/fin) When I just threw it, it glided pretty smoothly and was turning, but in the launch, it went stra...

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