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by Unbihexium
March 18th, 2013, 7:40 pm
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C
Replies: 214
Views: 35247

Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

I hate nodal analysis :P I think mesh or the superposition theorem are a lot simpler haha Really? mesh is just Kirchhoff's loop rule with a little simplification, and superposition is slower than node not to mention it only works for linear circuits... I'm confused of the advantages here.. I do lik...
by Unbihexium
March 18th, 2013, 5:43 pm
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C
Replies: 214
Views: 35247

Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Also, who needs Kirchhoff's laws when you have node voltage analysis? :D Cough. What laws are you using when you are using node voltage. Well, with some of the explanations I've been hearing on these forums as well, Kirchhoff would be the quick and easy answer that makes things make more sense. I k...
by Unbihexium
March 18th, 2013, 4:32 pm
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C
Replies: 214
Views: 35247

Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

At Indiana, our State test made each team split into two parts, a lab portion consisting of five stations and a very long test. Because there were stations and the other person was in another room sometimes, it made consulting about things kinda weird. I manned the test portion and it didn't cover ...
by Unbihexium
March 18th, 2013, 2:45 pm
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 622
Views: 72794

Re: Boomilever B/C

Balsa Man wrote:As I said above, "you can use really low density...."
You'll have to try/see where that gets you.
A pair of bass 3/32nds, at 1.5gr/24" should be about 2gr.
definitely gotta try that...
by Unbihexium
March 18th, 2013, 3:03 am
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C
Replies: 214
Views: 35247

Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Its seems that the lab portion hurts more people that it helps, but it usually helps me more, just because I know how to do everything they could ask us to do, I actually sit down and try to think of a way they could make a lab and then prep for it sometimes... Haha, all of those things that hurt p...
by Unbihexium
March 17th, 2013, 6:21 pm
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C
Replies: 214
Views: 35247

Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

So yes, nowhere on the test was there RC, mesh/node analysis, thevenin/norton (love this trick that shortcuts tons of things), diodes, wheatstone bridges (could've at least added one more resistor to make it more fun, I'd love that), or any of that stuff. It is probably easier than a shock value te...
by Unbihexium
March 17th, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C
Replies: 214
Views: 35247

Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

So yes, nowhere on the test was there RC, mesh/node analysis, thevenin/norton (love this trick that shortcuts tons of things), diodes, wheatstone bridges (could've at least added one more resistor to make it more fun, I'd love that), or any of that stuff. It is probably easier than a shock value te...
by Unbihexium
March 17th, 2013, 1:30 pm
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C
Replies: 214
Views: 35247

Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Yeah I also had an easy experience with regionals/invites/states, with tests significantly simpler than I expected/wanted, most of them were designed for time pressure, however, I'm expecting a more difficult test next year, with hopefully more advanced concepts. That said, for the diode models, the...
by Unbihexium
March 17th, 2013, 1:25 pm
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 622
Views: 72794

Re: Boomilever B/C

Just wondering, what do you guys think of bass tension members? I've been using balsa ones for ages, but been thinking about it, are bass tension members in terms of equal strength usually better or worse? I know Aia used them, but what bothers me is lack of glue surface area. Also, does anyone hav...
by Unbihexium
March 16th, 2013, 4:50 pm
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 622
Views: 72794

Re: Boomilever B/C

I have a balsa 5 ply i glue together thats never broken for bases and is about .4-.6 grams, I was just wondering about ways to improve thats all. And yeah I get this weird failure where all the lateral bracing fails down the middle instead of tension or compression members failing, basically whole t...

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