Re: Helicopter Egg Drop B [Trial]
Posted: May 25th, 2012, 6:05 am
So having never seen this event run in person, I have one general question. What would make the egg from a team with a slower/longer flight drop time break as compared to a team with a faster/shorter drop time. The rules prohibit cushioning the egg, which must also be the first thing to touch the ground, right? So theoretically the slower the vehicle is moving, the less energy will be transferred to the egg (and making it less likely to break.) I know there is variability in the eggs and egg selection is part of the event, but is there something else I'm missing here?First place team was a little under 6 seconds. Only 2 teams got a better time (approx +.1 & +.6 sec) & both of their eggs broke.Any national times?