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by nicholasmaurer
October 11th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Invitationals
Topic: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 26278

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2020

Unome wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 10:47 am
Nice, looks like basically everyone is back. Unless I've forgotten a team, I think Chattahoochee is the biggest one missing.
Luckily they are coming to ours :)
by nicholasmaurer
September 22nd, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 81
Views: 9421

Re: Sounds of Music C

You could argue that the blanks are not parts of professional instruments as they require significant modification to serve that purpose. You could also just leave out the fact that you're using blanks specifically for guitars in your documentation by just listing them as hard maple planks or somet...
by nicholasmaurer
September 19th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Ping Pong Parachute B/C
Topic: Ping Pong Parachute B/C
Replies: 355
Views: 35686

Re: Ping Pong Parachute B/C

samy-oak-tree wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Can we cut the top of the bottle off if we make it a rounded top, or is cutting the bottle prohibited?
Read 3.b. I'm fairly confident cutting off the top of the bottle (your pressure vessel) would constitute altering its structural integrity through physical damage.
by nicholasmaurer
September 13th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Final Action: Putting the initial dropped ball to the tee
Replies: 40
Views: 4888

Re: Final Action: Putting the initial dropped ball to the tee

LittleMissNyan wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 1:49 pm
The Rules wrote:The golf tee may have any length, but the diameter must be no greater than 1.25 cm (1/2 inch).
Where do you get a 1/2 inch golf tee? I did some searching and 1 1/2 is considered small for a golf tee.
Per the rule, the 1.25cm dimension refers to the diameter not the height.
by nicholasmaurer
September 11th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Anatomy and Physiology B/C
Replies: 157
Views: 20939

Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

I found it interesting that the rules did not change much at all from 2016 to 2020, any thoughts? Well there is the new muscle list but yeah otherwise it seems that the systems are very stagnant, I would expect this of the upcoming 4 year rotation with not many rule changes. From my observations an...
by nicholasmaurer
September 11th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Gravity Vehicle C
Topic: Gravity Vehicle C
Replies: 241
Views: 22985

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

I don't know if this is appropriate to put here but I wanted to get other's opinions on this: Why would they make the distance so long? 12 meters?!?! This may be unique to my situation but the way our team does building events is the kids do it 99% at home. Most building and testing time is done on...
by nicholasmaurer
September 11th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: ​W​r​i​g​h​t​ ​S​t​u​f​f​ ​C​
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 886
Views: 73903

Re: Wright Stuff C

OK, time for the annual disclaimer: This is explicitly NOT the place to get any kind of official FAQ or Clarification. The only official place for national FAQ or Clarifications is the NSO website, www.soinc.org Also note that individual tournaments may provide/impose their own FAQ or Clarification...
by nicholasmaurer
September 11th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: ​W​r​i​g​h​t​ ​S​t​u​f​f​ ​C​
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 886
Views: 73903

Re: Wright Stuff C

If it's the latter we will build a "biplane" with a stabilizer but we would like to know that we can officially challenge anyone who shows up with a tandem wing. One note on this specifically: If I understand you correctly, you are asking if you can challenge other teams who show up with designs yo...
by nicholasmaurer
September 11th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: ​W​r​i​g​h​t​ ​S​t​u​f​f​ ​C​
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 886
Views: 73903

Re: Wright Stuff C

Hi everyone, I just signed up here to ask you all something on behalf of my son. As a background, we did well with a tandem wing design last year, and we think the layout is superior to a traditional "biplane" with a stabilizer. We noticed that the way this year's rules are worded, a tandem wing is...
by nicholasmaurer
September 7th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: ​W​r​i​g​h​t​ ​S​t​u​f​f​ ​C​
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 886
Views: 73903

Re: Wright Stuff C

We also have a community (concerned over parent built) within SO that likes build on site and doesn't fully recognize the real importance/purpose of this event is test and evaluation. Making the results more dependent on obvious student action during the event helps stave off the (I think overblown...

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