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by LittyWap
May 22nd, 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

Re: Hovercraft B/C

I was actually off by more than that, our time was 20.5 seconds. However, I only missed two problems on the test. :D Was your hovercraft affected in any way by the track, or was the track basically the same as the one you were practicing on? No, our track was entirely unaffected. As stated previous...
by LittyWap
May 22nd, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Yoooooo I was last time slot too. Were you the guy with the 7.4 volt lipos? Yup! That was me! If you really remember who I was, I had "Digitos usque secti erunt" on the back of my shirt, the unofficial motto for hovercraft. Hats off to you Marie Murphy, you were 0.3 seconds off. Close, bu...
by LittyWap
May 22nd, 2017, 11:06 am
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Ohh yes I think I remember yours. Were you in the first time slot? We were the third team in the front row at 8:15. We ended up getting max weight with 19.5 out of 21 time score. No, sorry. I was the last time slot and had max mass with a time of 20.9. Considering their precision was to the tenth o...
by LittyWap
May 21st, 2017, 5:02 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Luckily I'm div B.... Don't fret cheese! I may see you there! You'll know who I am, once I turn on my craft. My craft has a tendency to give people stitches..... including me and my building coach! It's extremely loud, to say the least. Ohh yes I think I remember yours. Were you in the first time s...
by LittyWap
May 19th, 2017, 9:15 am
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Sorry for triple posting, but the National Proctors are revealed! We can now expect what the track will look like. The national proctors are as follows: Audrey Carson from Ohio University and Andy Hamm from the Boyceville Community School District in Wisconsin. Here is a very reasonable prediction f...
by LittyWap
May 19th, 2017, 8:36 am
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

Re: Hovercraft B/C

On the grading sheets, I know there is a box where the proctor marks whether the team has built only one vehicle. Does that mean we are not allowed to bring more than one (a backup)? Is there a penalty associated with bringing multiple vehicles?
by LittyWap
May 17th, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Pretty sure because we signed up for a one hour time block and I think it said somewhere on the website about it In that case, i apologize to those teams in my time block because the 10 minutes i test my craft will be...memorable. Good luck trying to concentrate :lol: Luckily I'm div B.... Don't fr...
by LittyWap
May 17th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Poorly Run Event Stories
Replies: 644
Views: 86820

Re: Poorly Run Event Stories

I am from the Southwest PA region. There I have done Crime Busters for the past 3 years. Every time it has been the same proctor. All of the items they give are in good condition (Iodine, HCl, Water, etc) and they have enough evidence. But that is it for the good. They give these bags of hair and as...
by LittyWap
May 15th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: 2017 Nationals
Topic: Who's Going to Nationals 2017?
Replies: 66
Views: 8987

Re: Who's Going to Nationals 2017?

Division B: Shady Side Academy (PA)

Ecology, Crime Busters, Hovercraft, Invasive Species
by LittyWap
May 14th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Well.... Nats is under a week away! Is everyone ready?? still trying to get more data on different slopes on tracks. At every competition I've been to the track was tilted or angled in some way. Its annoying because that seems to affect our hovercraft more than others. Admittedly, I still have a lo...
by LittyWap
May 14th, 2017, 1:43 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Well.... Nats is under a week away! Is everyone ready??
by LittyWap
May 10th, 2017, 6:06 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

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Hey guys, I'm kinda new around here so please excuse me if I'm breaking some sort of rule(s) by butting in here, but I've got a question about a question I just saw on a Hovercraft test. The question reads: "A pipe carrying water at 20°C has a diameter of 2.5 cm. Estimate the maximum flow spee...
by LittyWap
May 9th, 2017, 12:05 am
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

Re: Hovercraft B/C

Top Score prediction (not to toot my own horn): Well... there is a fair bit of luck involved. May I remind you gentlemen, my build score was 49.2, which I achieved using loads of data and intuition. I think both the Mass score and the Test score will be the leading factors in the victory of a team. ...
by LittyWap
May 7th, 2017, 10:16 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

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Wait what is it? I think people have said that it will be most likely melamine surface with steel tracks. tracks are I think this: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/1000/30/30cce4d4-92ea-47aa-9115-a7852ea54590_1000.jpg I think cheese is right on here. Every tournament I went to used th...
by LittyWap
May 3rd, 2017, 9:37 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Hovercraft B/C
Replies: 906
Views: 104280

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My hovercraft is relatively light, and really fast( Like 2 seconds), also the commercially bought fan drains 9 volts way too quickly(Currently, about 12 seconds before it can barely finish a run). Do anyone of you know how I can put more weight onto it, without it failing to complete a run? There's...

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