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by jander14indoor
September 11th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: ​W​r​i​g​h​t​ ​S​t​u​f​f​ ​C​
Replies: 22
Views: 4608

Re: ​W​r​i​g​h​t​ ​S​t​u​f​f​ ​C​

Seems like they are talking about three kinds of tournaments, depending on how open your school is. Most restrictive, on line event, test events only, limited slate of events. Schools open for in person attendance, but no inter school events, test events and some hands on events, still open if WS wi...
by jander14indoor
March 13th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 89800

Re: Wright Stuff C

Warning, soapbox comments follow: Quick comment on tournament cancellations. This is not entirely under control of the SO leadership. We hold many tournaments on college campuses. If the campus is closed or all remote learning, we lose many of the volunteers that make the tournament possible. If the...
by jander14indoor
March 3rd, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: What's Next???
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: What's Next???

Let me endorse the recommendation to try Penny Plane. Lots of designs out there, if you build to accurately and to weight, they all fly well. They are little harder to build than a Wright Stuff plane. Similar jigs and skills. Slightly smaller parts, stiffness selection becomes more important. More a...
by jander14indoor
February 26th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 89800

Re: Wright Stuff C

<SNIP> But is it not against the spirit of the rules to have so much help from adults? <SNIP> In my opinion (please note that word!) no. It is inherent in ANY competition that some teams have advantages over other teams in terms of some resource that cannot be equalized. Be it money, expertise, wha...
by jander14indoor
February 16th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 89800

Re: Wright Stuff C

Good backtracking on the Larabee props not being helical. They were designed to be the 'optimal' shape for low induced drag. The can certainly be helical pitch props and there are some good articles out there where that is assumed to do the calculations for free flight props. Shape tuned to a partic...
by jander14indoor
February 14th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 89800

Re: Wright Stuff C

If your motors are consistently snapping at low winds a couple of things to look at: - Are you using good rubber? Not really much alternative to TAN Super Sport, unless you have a secret supply that has been properly stored of a good, old batch of TAN II. - Most obvious. Are you lubricating your mot...
by jander14indoor
February 10th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Elastic Launched Glider B
Topic: Flight Times
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Flight Times

Not sure many states are as competitive as this Invitational. It draws some very competitive teams from across the nation, as well as Ohio. Former invitees to SO Nationals from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina and Florida that I caught. Might be others. Think of this invitational as an early...
by jander14indoor
February 9th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Elastic Launched Glider B
Topic: Flight Times
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Flight Times

Times from the Centerville Invitational: Ceiling height was listed as 23' 7", that was to the net drawn up in the center of the gym. If you were able to launch accurately, there was at least another 4 ft available. AC was off all day. As typical this early in season teams really need to learn how to...
by jander14indoor
January 15th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 89800

Re: Wright Stuff C

Could somebody break this down for me into more general terms? I’m very new to WS lol (It’s from the Josh Finn kit): “Please note: we now recommend adding all ballast required for the 8g minimum weight to the nose, then balancing the model at 50-55% of root chord by sliding the wing forward. Add st...
by jander14indoor
January 12th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 89800

Re: Wright Stuff C

<SNIP>The biggest issue I can see for Luke that will make or break him is little errors that end up being costly. <SNIP> This is pretty common. One of the side benefits of science olympiad is the experience of dealing with pressure and developing strategies to manage it. One suggestion have Luke de...

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