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by WrightStuffMonster
February 7th, 2010, 2:57 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 113946

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Planning on building and testing a bridge a week until regionals (in 3-4 weeks). Tempted to buy wood online, but the hobby shop is pretty convenient, though they have balsa of varying density. Do you guys think its reasonable to determine the density of 1/8" square (its more noticeable) sticks by j...
by WrightStuffMonster
February 5th, 2010, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Flight Times
Replies: 175
Views: 37511

Re: Flight Times

germinator wrote: I am using wood from a kit that is pre cut and came out to 7.4 grams. Does the fact that is is pre cut matter in the weight?
It depends on the kit. Sometimes kit wood is laser cut, which incurs a very slight weight penalty. (much less than .4 g)
by WrightStuffMonster
February 4th, 2010, 9:45 pm
Forum: 2010 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1238
Views: 113946

Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

If you have the right kind of razor cutting basswood is not that much of a chore. You just have to be slow and methodical about it and make the cut in several passes instead of one. I use old carbon steel shaving razors broken in half.
by WrightStuffMonster
February 4th, 2010, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Rubber
Replies: 91
Views: 40698

Re: Rubber and Torque meter

. Am I correct that the two things I need to concentrate most on with the torque meter is the relative breaking point of each size of motor and the torque at which this plane flies level? Second question is will the same torque on different motors fly the plane the same? There is a bit more too it ...
by WrightStuffMonster
October 2nd, 2009, 11:08 pm
Forum: 2010 Nationals
Topic: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois
Replies: 345
Views: 39391

Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Wow that is really generous. Wichita (3rs ago) offered winners a 2k scholarship... Good luck to everyone this year. I bet its going to be a really great nationals. I doubt all that many take advantage of it though as winning SO helps give you options for college.
by WrightStuffMonster
May 20th, 2009, 5:24 pm
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Wright Stuff B
Replies: 973
Views: 120416

Re: Wright Stuff B

I think that several things were wrong with the pusher bonus as it was written in the Div C wright stuff rules in 08. First of all think that the bonus be only for canards and not just pushers in general. Building/trimming a successful pusher is alot the same as building/trimming a normal plane; whe...
by WrightStuffMonster
May 18th, 2009, 9:12 pm
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Robo-Cross B
Replies: 421
Views: 43296

Re: Robo-Cross B

anybody know the winning time? the defending champ broke just before we set it on the board... we couldnt sort coins anymore, and we almost succeeded using a flipper, but we finished in 2:59:47 with everything but the coins in the correct goals. we got 15th... Dont feel bad. Its insanely hard to wi...
by WrightStuffMonster
May 8th, 2009, 7:10 pm
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Robo-Cross B
Replies: 421
Views: 43296

Re: Robo-Cross B

computernerd4826 wrote:scores will be perfect
i think less than 1:30 will be 1st or 2nd
That sounds about right to me. Perhaps like 3 teams or so will have a good chance of going that fast? Good luck to everybody and once the competition is over will someone post the times for the top six if they are known?
by WrightStuffMonster
February 23rd, 2009, 12:56 am
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Robo-Cross B
Replies: 421
Views: 43296

Re: Robo-Cross (B)

A_Person wrote:And we consistantly get perfect scores at 2:00
That should be good enough for a medal at nationals. I have heard of better than that, but not by much. I personally do not think its possible to go under about 1:20 with any degree of consistency but then again I have been wrong many times before.
by WrightStuffMonster
February 4th, 2009, 9:04 pm
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Wright Stuff B
Replies: 973
Views: 120416

Re: Wright Stuff in Division B!!!

I have had motor sticks bowing before under launch torque before. If i did not want to make another motorstick out of stronger wood, and had weight to spare, I would usually just glue a strip of 1/16 medium density balsa across the top of the motorstick. That is probably the easiest fix. I like the ...

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