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Re: MagLev C

Postby blakinator8 » May 18th, 2013, 9:11 pm

Does anyone have results from Nationals?
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Re: MagLev C

Postby erikb » May 18th, 2013, 9:31 pm

The top scorer was over 6k and under a second for 67cm

Poudre was 6th
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Re: MagLev C

Postby erikb » May 19th, 2013, 5:32 am

Another idea would be to make it a time to distance test and for the bonus a random weight could be added

And no bonus for weight of the sled
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Re: MagLev C

Postby hmcginny » May 19th, 2013, 7:13 am

The winning car was 7.1 kg at .85 seconds for a ~8350 at 64 cm (or at least that's the car score of the winning team). I'm not sure how good solon was, but I believe their score was slightly worse, or maybe we just beat them on the test. It would be interesting if they released the full score sheet in the test packet like they did last year.
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Re: MagLev C

Postby Jdogg » May 19th, 2013, 7:49 am

The winning car was 7.1 kg at .85 seconds for a ~8350 at 64 cm (or at least that's the car score of the winning team). I'm not sure how good solon was, but I believe their score was slightly worse, or maybe we just beat them on the test. It would be interesting if they released the full score sheet in the test packet like they did last year.
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Re: MagLev C

Postby plaidsuitguy1 » May 19th, 2013, 5:53 pm

For the Poudre Build Team the final scores at Nationals were:

Gliders - 1st place + $1500 scholarship to school of choice
Gravity Vehicle - 2nd place
Robot Arm - 3rd place. We would have been second if not for a last minute rule clarification that was misinterpreted
Maglev - 6th place
Boomilever - 9th place
Remote Sensing (One build team member and one non-build team partner) - 1st place + $1000 scholarship to school of choice

With only three members, we were the second best build team at Nationals

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Re: MagLev C

Postby plaidsuitguy1 » May 19th, 2013, 6:24 pm

Poudre's maglev weighed 2400 grams and traveled the distance of 64 cm in 0.5 seconds. Unfortunately, we greatly overestimated our capabilities and our predicted time was off by 0.12 seconds. My partner and i felt very confident on the test, so we were surprised to learn that we only score 23/50.

Does anyone know the first two American inventors that theorized maglevs?

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Postby pjgscioisamazing » May 19th, 2013, 6:33 pm

Does anyone know the first two American inventors that theorized maglevs?
From what I know, I believe it was James Powell and Gordon Danby from Brookhaven National Laboratory. I'm not quite sure if they were indeed the first, but I know they were at least one of the first.
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Re: MagLev C

Postby GeoChamp96 » May 22nd, 2013, 11:16 am

The winning car was 7.1 kg at .85 seconds for a ~8350 at 64 cm (or at least that's the car score of the winning team). I'm not sure how good solon was, but I believe their score was slightly worse, or maybe we just beat them on the test. It would be interesting if they released the full score sheet in the test packet like they did last year.
7.1kg?? That's insane! I'm not nearly as good at this event as most people on this thread, but I can't even imagine the magnets on a track supporting that kind of weight, let alone having it travel the distance in under a second... How on Earth does one accomplish this?

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Re: MagLev C

Postby Jdogg » May 22nd, 2013, 11:20 am

The winning car was 7.1 kg at .85 seconds for a ~8350 at 64 cm (or at least that's the car score of the winning team). I'm not sure how good solon was, but I believe their score was slightly worse, or maybe we just beat them on the test. It would be interesting if they released the full score sheet in the test packet like they did last year.
7.1kg?? That's insane! I'm not nearly as good at this event as most people on this thread, but I can't even imagine the magnets on a track supporting that kind of weight, let alone having it travel the distance in under a second... How on Earth does one accomplish this?
haha, :). Look at the highlight video at 1:46. We'll probably post another video of the car and track later this week.
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