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by eta150
March 6th, 2012, 7:13 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Fermi Questions Marathon
Replies: 166
Views: 25818

Re: Fermi Questions Marathon

What is the probability that a monkey given sufficient rest and food would type Hamlet on his first try, assuming he is typing randomly? Haha, oh wow, I know this one from the top of my head! My sixth grade teacher made us try and figure it out and naive-old-me said that any old monkey could do it ...
by eta150
February 26th, 2012, 11:29 am
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: States sending two teams
Replies: 115
Views: 19700

Re: States sending two teams

Usually PA, NY, MI, CA (North and South), OH, TX, IL, FL and a couple others send two.
by eta150
February 23rd, 2012, 12:05 pm
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Glue
Replies: 23
Views: 5661

Re: Glue

I've only used super 77 and 75 (I think?) in the past, and the nice thing about them is that the cans will last awhile, and the stay tacky for a long time, giving you a lot of wiggle room when covering. You just have to be careful to store and use it, or else the nozzle can get clogged and make the ...
by eta150
February 21st, 2012, 11:35 am
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Technical Problem Solving C
Replies: 53
Views: 15026

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

I've got a couple of questions for people with more experience in this event: 1. What is packing constant, and how do you use it? I'm talking about marbles in a jar questions 2. If they ask you to make a shape out of some material to get it as close as possible to a certain weight, should you have a...
by eta150
February 21st, 2012, 11:32 am
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Rotors
Replies: 126
Views: 20626

Re: Rotors

What are alternatives to that method? I too build the entire rotor on a jig, then glue the wire to both the top and bottom spars. I think jander14indoor might have mentioned something in last year's thread about it... One way is to thread the wire through a central spar (sandwich 2 balsa pieces), b...
by eta150
February 21st, 2012, 11:29 am
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Disease Detective B/C
Replies: 273
Views: 39475

Re: Disease Detective B/C

hello. can anyone give any helpful insight as to what sort of information is sensible to have on the singular page of notes we're allowed to take into the event? I've heard many ideas and also have a general idea myself as to what include on there, but i was just wondering what you guys regarded as...
by eta150
February 15th, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Disease Detective B/C
Replies: 273
Views: 39475

Re: Disease Detective B/C

Yeah, that wasn't the best test I've looked at...and our team was using it for testing, which was especially frustrating (still got my spot though)
by eta150
February 9th, 2012, 2:40 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Disease Detective B/C
Replies: 273
Views: 39475

Re: Disease Detective B/C

Just a question: Would you say that hometown (not current town of residence) is a person or place factor? I don't see how it would ever be relevant if it's not the current place of living. The only thing I can see is if certain hometowns had conditions among their citizens which were common and wel...
by eta150
February 9th, 2012, 1:26 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Disease Detective B/C
Replies: 273
Views: 39475

Re: Disease Detective B/C

Just a question:

Would you say that hometown (not current town of residence) is a person or place factor?
by eta150
January 19th, 2012, 11:25 am
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Helicopter Testing
Replies: 98
Views: 17916

Re: Helicopter Testing

I'm flying ~2:10 without a torque meter...That being said, we're using one from now on.

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