MagLev C [Trial]

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Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Post by quizbowl » February 5th, 2012, 8:13 pm

pjgscioisamazing wrote:As far as I heard, the fastest at Eastern LI Regionals was .6 seconds :shock: My team's time was 1.3/1.4 which was 2nd place
From what I heard, Division was also under a second - wow! Not bad for the reigning state champs.
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Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Post by Flavorflav » February 6th, 2012, 3:00 am

Division got Gold last year, but they were actually second fastest at West Point.

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Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Post by luckisdedication » February 6th, 2012, 7:40 pm

Which school nailed 0.6 seconds???

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Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Post by quizbowl » February 6th, 2012, 8:02 pm

Half Hollow Hills East High School. They're in ELI.
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Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Post by luckisdedication » February 7th, 2012, 3:24 am

any idea what setup they might be using to get that time?

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Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Post by Primate » February 7th, 2012, 7:45 am

luckisdedication wrote:any idea what setup they might be using to get that time?
jet engines, i'd imagine. christ.
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Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Post by Flavorflav » February 7th, 2012, 12:59 pm

It wasn't 0.6 seconds. It was under 1, but not by much. Tales grow in the telling, as they say.

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Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Post by onyxflame » February 9th, 2012, 4:33 pm

I got 2.8 seconds with a 100g sled which landed me with 5th place at NYC. I thought it was decent since I changed the motors and everything the night before.

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Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Post by baker » February 12th, 2012, 3:49 pm

Our team is running way behind on this event. Can anyone advise what kind of motor they are running? What voltage would you suggest. A three blade or a 2 blade prop? I know I'm asking for details, but I'm sure it takes a lot of time and trial to get this to work. Just looking for a starting point..thanks

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Re: MagLev C [Trial]

Post by luckisdedication » February 12th, 2012, 5:04 pm

Baker,
Start with some planning. Any small commercial motor should work. Plan out your sled so it's well balanced. Number of prop blades isn't extremely important. I slapped together a maglev in 5 hours and got top six at regionals with a two blade prop. Best of luck!

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