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by Jdh3
March 13th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Replaying Events for 2021
Replies: 229
Views: 26506

Re: Replaying Events for 2021

One other interesting point is the registration fees paid by the teams. My assumption is the State and National competitions were canceled early enough that they could refunds for facilities and hotels. If a state did not have any regional or state competition and since Natls was cancelled, what ben...
by Jdh3
March 13th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Replaying Events for 2021
Replies: 229
Views: 26506

Re: Replaying Events for 2021

I recognize Science Olympiad is not a democracy but it would make sense to me to have each State Director send an email (or survey monkey) to every coach in their state asking if they want new events or repeat events. The results could then be tallied and the true sentiment of the competitors recog...
by Jdh3
March 12th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Replaying Events for 2021
Replies: 229
Views: 26506

Re: Replaying Events for 2021

I recognize Science Olympiad is not a democracy but it would make sense to me to have each State Director send an email (or survey monkey) to every coach in their state asking if they want new events or repeat events. The results could then be tallied and the true sentiment of the competitors recogn...
by Jdh3
March 11th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Replaying Events for 2021
Replies: 229
Views: 26506

Re: Replaying Events for 2021

The vast majority of teams never make it to State and even fewer make it to Nationals. These students participate for the excitement of learning something new. If the season is repeated some will continue to pursue the topic further to become a “master” but I suspect most will become bored and choos...
by Jdh3
September 10th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 89834

Re: Wright Stuff C

As a manufacturer I couldn't care less, but as a mentor of umpteen young modelers it makes my blood boil, especially considering who writes these rules. He should know better, and he keeps doing this crap anyway. Josh, since you seem to have a specific person in mind, would you care to share exactl...
by Jdh3
September 5th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 89834

Re: Wright Stuff C

The rules are poorly formed resulting in truly ugly airplanes. Doubling the stab span would have greatly eased the trimming difficulty and made for prettier looking airplanes. Basically, the rules are crap because they wanted to screw us all over with difficult to fly airplanes. As a manufacturer I...
by Jdh3
June 1st, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Replies: 209
Views: 45708

Re: Elastic Launched Gliders B

Predictions for winning times at nats? Considering the 40' ceiling id say around 130-135 seconds total would win. I’m going to guess the winning time total will be 127.5 seconds or a score of 154 counting all Bonuses. Good luck to everyone Ps. I’m also going out on a limb and going to guess Tower H...
by Jdh3
May 17th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Replies: 209
Views: 45708

Re: Elastic Launched Gliders B

Predictions for winning times at nats? Considering the 40' ceiling id say around 130-135 seconds total would win. I’m going to guess the winning time total will be 127.5 seconds or a score of 154 counting all Bonuses. Good luck to everyone Ps. I’m also going out on a limb and going to guess Tower H...
by Jdh3
March 21st, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Replies: 209
Views: 45708

Re: Elastic Launched Gliders B

Jdh3 2) When you launch it horizontally with low power and no bank, it climbs linearly for 2 feet and then tries to transition right into a glider, but the right wing tips downwards, bringing the whole plane down. This is a wing warp problem. Grab the right wing about 1" out from the fuselage and t...
by Jdh3
March 21st, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Topic: Elastic Launched Gliders B
Replies: 209
Views: 45708

Re: Elastic Launched Gliders B

Hey guys, When I launched my glider (Guru 19, 28cm wingspan, 35cm fuselage) it launches up no problem, but on the descent, the right wing points to the ground the the glider sprials to the ground. I think it is because the wings were unbalanced, but when I added a bit of clay on one wing, it didn't...

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