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by sr243
March 27th, 2015, 7:55 am
Forum: Bridge Building B/C
Topic: Good efficiency?
Replies: 20
Views: 6890

Re: Good efficiency?

This is my schools first year in the SO and my bridges keep maxin out at about 1000 efficiency in the division B 2015 rules. Could somebody please give me some tips to raise the efficiency. Your help is greatly appreciated thanks If you could give some specific information about your bridges, we co...
by sr243
March 19th, 2015, 6:30 am
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Bottle Rocket B
Replies: 79
Views: 23989

Re: Bottle Rocket B

I think he meant 40s for 2 launches. Depends on the state and timing of states. Late and competitive states will have a better time.
by sr243
March 18th, 2015, 9:49 pm
Forum: 2015 Build Events
Topic: Bottle Rocket B
Replies: 79
Views: 23989

Re: Bottle Rocket B

My safe guess is 30s but maybe 25s for some. Combined time of course.
by sr243
May 25th, 2013, 7:29 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Rotor Egg Drop B
Replies: 278
Views: 70852

Re: Rotor Egg Drop B

What was the height? I bet it was over 10m so that would account for the times.
by sr243
May 23rd, 2013, 7:51 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 75620

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

The problem i see with one or the other is how low the bar should be for the bonus flights to be a reasonable bonus. It has to be low enough that any team that works at gliders can achieve. A great time is a drop of 1.2 seconds per foot. A good time is .9 At our state there were three teams at or a...
by sr243
May 23rd, 2013, 7:13 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 75620

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

The difficulty of a target time is that we have vastly different ability levels and physical locations (specifically ceiling sites) across the country. Many teams might not be capable of reaching a 5 second flight time at regional tournaments. If we set one time (or low range of times) for every ve...
by sr243
May 23rd, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 75620

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

i was referring to how in maglev, they took the score of your vehicle, divided it by the best score, multiplied that by fifty and out popped your vehicle score. this meant that the highest possible score was 50, then we had a 50 point test on top of that. making the two about equal Okay, I get what...
by sr243
May 23rd, 2013, 2:52 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: Elastic Launched Glider C
Replies: 454
Views: 75620

Re: Elastic Launched Glider C

@chalker7 make flight scoring based upon things written in their log (predicted time exc.) or make the log worth more than or equal to the flight. the best way i've seen that was the maglev scoring for the vehicle score Hmm, Having done this event at states, regionals, and invitationals, I don't th...
by sr243
May 22nd, 2013, 9:47 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Proudest Moments
Replies: 213
Views: 29630

Re: Proudest Moments

Got quite a few. 1. Getting 4 state medals (2 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze) in 8th grade. I carried my team to 3rd in the state which was the first trophy we ever got. I say that because I did so well in my events while the team's average place was 10th. In addition, I fixed and rebuilt the scrambler w...
by sr243
May 22nd, 2013, 8:19 pm
Forum: 2013 Build Events
Topic: MagLev C
Replies: 528
Views: 53944

Re: MagLev C

Just wondering what is the normal stopping mechanism at the competitions? I know when this was done last year as a trial event in WI, there was nothing to stop it from going past the track. The best stopping mechanism was using a magnetic plate that curved up to catch the car. It caught our mag-lev ...

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