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by bjt4888
March 2nd, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
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Yea I heard Troy was at about 3 min combined raw. (Also I think the 5 min might've been raw not sure tho) i think you’re getting the 5min you’re thinking of is ppp.... 1st got 168s raw for both flights combined, idk how the calculated bonuses worked Ahh I see. I guess my sources weren't reliable......
by bjt4888
March 1st, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
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Hi! I have 3 questions: 1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of bi wing vs mono other than increased drag and harder to build? 2. Does changing where I put the hook for the motor stick on the fuselage matter? 3. What can I do to increase times if my plane already uses up all the motor? CM, ...
by bjt4888
March 1st, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
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Hi! I've never posted in this forum but regularly read it and have definitely learned a lot in the process, so thank you. We currently have 2 Freedom Flight monoplanes that work decent under the right torque (torque of 0.25 oz gets around 1:30 in 24 ft), however with higher torque we experience a l...
by bjt4888
March 1st, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
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Invitational was yesterday.
by bjt4888
March 1st, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
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Eric, Thanks for the update and too bad about not going to States. Great job to you and Luke this year. Luke doesn’t need to feel alone with the experience of flight issues in competition. I had eight teams participating in an Invitational an only three got through the procedure without issues. The ...
by bjt4888
February 27th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
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There are a couple of the General Rules and references in the Build Policy that somewhat clarify this. Yeah, I'm quoting the Building and Tools Policy on soinc.org: "The process of design and resultant product is the students’ responsibility." Same contradiction. Use the kits, they are allowed. Jus...
by bjt4888
February 27th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
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It's all one sentence, so if line one is stating "design" as only a prerogative (it isn't), then it follows that "construction" and "testing" are also only a prerogative (they aren't). That's why the wording is a problem. You're all engineering type people, surely you see the logic. Eric, There are...
by bjt4888
February 27th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
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I too like videos also for analysis, memories, and also for showing off, so I hope it's not outlawed because of abuse. Frankly, I don't see how any real advantage could be gained anyways: if you're bad at building stuff, no video will fix that. Anything to be gained from an illicit video is readily...
by bjt4888
February 26th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
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<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 bjt4888
February 26th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
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I think that the knowledgeable members on here provide an invaluable amount of help and advice, and I would like to thank everyone who does this. I know that without these forums, a lot of students would be lost and not know how to improve their planes. For the next thing I say, I mean it with grea...

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