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by evbassboy13
February 1st, 2010, 10:16 am
Forum: 2010 Study Events
Topic: Remote Sensing C
Replies: 135
Views: 26103

Re: Remote Sensing C

Flavorflav wrote:Five sheets of paper and a non-graphing calculator. No other resources are permitted.
Thought so. So how are you guys measuring areas on maps?
by evbassboy13
February 1st, 2010, 10:11 am
Forum: 2010 Study Events
Topic: Remote Sensing C
Replies: 135
Views: 26103

Re: Remote Sensing C

If you are given a map and you're supposed to estimate the area, what should you use? Apparently transparencies aren't allowed. Meh, my teammates would like to know. A ruler? Anyways, does anybody have any hard tests? Say, from nats last year, or states (preferably a competitive state?) or a really...
by evbassboy13
January 26th, 2010, 9:21 am
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 110146

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Is it better to use thicker (1/4 instead of 1/8, etc.) low-density pieces for compression?
by evbassboy13
January 25th, 2010, 1:08 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 110146

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

I just want to make sure i'm understanding this right. Are you saying that if you were using say a 1/8 x 1/8 piece, it would be lighter and stronger to use a 3/16 x 1/16? First, I'm only talking about tension pieces Second, I'm saying that 1/64th paired strips are significantly lighter than any rea...
by evbassboy13
January 24th, 2010, 4:50 pm
Forum: 2010 Lab Events
Topic: Physics Lab B/C
Replies: 424
Views: 52326

Re: Physics Lab B/C

Avis_de-Incendia wrote:Our proctor told us that he was "being lenient" and letting us use our notes because they "weren't in a binder."

Isn't that stupid? >=[
Sorry, but if your notes weren't in a binder, he shouldn't have let you use them.
by evbassboy13
January 18th, 2010, 6:23 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 110146

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

I've seen quite a few C bridges made of 1/4 x 1/4 balsa, but they always seem to be poor designs, where the builders just try to make up for strength with bigger wood. I used 1/8 x 1/8 for my first (and so far only) bridge, and did pretty well. I plan to use that size and smaller for my next bridge....
by evbassboy13
January 17th, 2010, 12:58 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 110146

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Sewforlife, that's great! How far back was second place? What're you expecting for state?
by evbassboy13
January 16th, 2010, 7:57 am
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 110146

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

asianinja wrote:How do you make your bridges so light? I try to aim for 12 grams but the minimum i made was 16. What kind of wood do you use?
Balsa. You want to vary the density. Use high where you think you need it, and low where you don't. Changing up thickness helps cut weight, too.
by evbassboy13
January 12th, 2010, 9:11 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 110146

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Do many other invitationals have a lot of bridges that don't rank in the first tier? We had our first invitational last weekend, which was a C div. only tournament in a very competitive area, and so many of the bridges I saw came in out-of spec. And it wasn't always close either - it often appeared...
by evbassboy13
November 10th, 2009, 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where are you going for colleges?
Replies: 530
Views: 48055

Re: Where are you going for colleges?

49ers, relax. You have five years. Listen to the other people on here. Just because you're smart doesn't mean you'll be accepted everywhere you apply. One of my friends was validictorian (4.0 non-weighted), got a 34 on the ACT, was in NHS, marching band, our highest concert band, captain of the ulti...

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