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by hogger
January 6th, 2009, 10:09 am
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1754
Views: 152552

Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Okay so I have two sides of these. But I don't know how to correctly make them stand up, so i can glue the lateral bracing. I was thinking of getting a block about 50 cm long and maybe 4-3 cm high and 5 cm wide... and just clamp both sides so that they are lined up.... But I'm afraid this will bend...
by hogger
December 19th, 2008, 7:31 am
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1754
Views: 152552

Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

I just want to say that it is not a good thing to not be able to get along with your coach. I won't pretend to know what exactly is going on from afar but you should try to find a way to work things out with your coach. Be firm but respectful, act in a mature manner about things and don't get too em...
by hogger
December 15th, 2008, 6:33 am
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1754
Views: 152552

Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Point is well taken about the material being important part of the competition. Maybe this is obvious to a good coach like yourself, but I don't think that is readily understood by most other people on the extent of the importance of that aspect. I don't know what kind of distribution of a top quali...
by hogger
December 14th, 2008, 8:38 am
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1754
Views: 152552

Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

I always have the same kind of suspicion along the same line as what captbilly said. We can consistently get to around 2000-2500 efficiency on tower or bridge competition over the years but rarely can come up with something that were closed to the reported national best. We don't buy tons of wood, j...
by hogger
December 2nd, 2008, 10:30 pm
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1754
Views: 152552

Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Yes, where does it break? If it falls on its side, make sure the bridge is leveled and does not lean to one side. When bringing the two sides together, you may want to make the two sides slightly slant into the middle (very slightly). Using a template or a rig with clearly marked location of where b...
by hogger
November 14th, 2008, 8:55 pm
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1754
Views: 152552

Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Not much of a disagreement from me here, I think we are pretty much in the same ball park in our estimation. I am just saying that I don't think 1500 will be closed to wining a national medal. Your local state result will depend on who you have for a competition which should vary greatly from state ...
by hogger
November 14th, 2008, 7:51 am
Forum: 2009 Build Events
Topic: Elevated Bridge B/C
Replies: 1754
Views: 152552

Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

As a point of reference, if I remember correctly for the 3-load points year, the winning bridge was reported to be in the 4-5 grams range and held most if not all the required 15kg load. The efficiency achieved was way above 3000. Obviously, this year rule should make things a little harder due to e...

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