Rotor Egg Drop B

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Re: Rotor Egg Drop B

Postby sofan » May 25th, 2013, 7:05 pm

They need new, unbias, event supervisors next year for rotor egg drop. Last year I got first for this event at nationals, and they some how knew that. They were not taking anything I said seriously, and they were like, trying to tier me. My blade would easily have gotten first this year, but they said that my rotor (not even close to a parachute) was a third tier rotor, which kind of ticked me off. I asked them to give me 5 minutes, to literally, re-build the whole thing. The event supervisor, knowing that I won't be able to do it, said yes. I managed to pull it off, my new rotor being half the size of the old one. Even though they tried to tier me, I managed to get 11th... which isnt very good...

I'll essentially repost here what I put in another thread when a similar statement was made about another event supervisor:

Wow... are you seriously implying that a LONG TIME NATIONAL EVENT SUPERVISOR is in this purely for the ego and thrill of playing 'gotcha' with kids just to impose his viewpoint? If so, I humbly suggest you review the Science Olympiad code of ethics printed on the back of every rules manual and online at http://www.soinc.org/ethics_rules and in particular rule #1. The event supervisors don't have a dog in the race regarding individual teams, and generally err when possible on the side of the teams while ensuring as level a playing field for everyone as possible.

Now, for some actual data: There were NO teams that got over 10 seconds of descent time. The average time across all teams was 6.14 seconds. 37 teams were in tier 1 and the majority of the rest were in tier 3.
wait a minute.....
6.14 sec was the avg?!?!?!?
Ok im from texas and i know that riverwood won rotor at nats. here in tx a time of 3.12.They basically doubled their time in 2 weeks. Not possible. Dont take it as another person accusing you, I just want get things sorted out. So no offence to you, u have done a great job.
Oh yeah could the results i saw have been wrong? Forgive me if it is.
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2013 galveston regionals:
rotor: 3rd
pic: 2nd(Texas event)
overall:3rd
2013 state:
rotor:4th
overall: 12th :I

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Re: Rotor Egg Drop B

Postby sr243 » May 25th, 2013, 7:29 pm

What was the height? I bet it was over 10m so that would account for the times.

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Re: Rotor Egg Drop B

Postby sofan » May 25th, 2013, 7:46 pm

What was the height? I bet it was over 10m so that would account for the times.
height at state was 6 to 7 at least. two stories.
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2013 galveston regionals:
rotor: 3rd
pic: 2nd(Texas event)
overall:3rd
2013 state:
rotor:4th
overall: 12th :I

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Re: Rotor Egg Drop B

Postby sofan » May 25th, 2013, 7:48 pm

What was the height? I bet it was over 10m so that would account for the times.
height at state was 6 to 7 at least. two stories.
still time would be 1 to 2 seconds off from avg.
New school year! New scioly season! Another year to do something great!

2013 galveston regionals:
rotor: 3rd
pic: 2nd(Texas event)
overall:3rd
2013 state:
rotor:4th
overall: 12th :I

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Re: Rotor Egg Drop B

Postby hc1220 » May 25th, 2013, 7:52 pm

Nationals was 4 stories high from what my teammates in Egg drop told me.
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Re: Rotor Egg Drop B

Postby sofan » May 26th, 2013, 5:55 am

and the height for each story?
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2013 galveston regionals:
rotor: 3rd
pic: 2nd(Texas event)
overall:3rd
2013 state:
rotor:4th
overall: 12th :I

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Re: Rotor Egg Drop B

Postby A Person » May 26th, 2013, 6:36 am

I think the drop distance was about 13.5 meters. I'm not sure of this number at all.
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Re: Rotor Egg Drop B

Postby sofan » May 28th, 2013, 3:14 pm

I think the drop distance was about 13.5 meters. I'm not sure of this number at all.
ok then it would be right. Sorry, was thinking about really small stories i have experienced before.
New school year! New scioly season! Another year to do something great!

2013 galveston regionals:
rotor: 3rd
pic: 2nd(Texas event)
overall:3rd
2013 state:
rotor:4th
overall: 12th :I

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Re: Rotor Egg Drop B

Postby Erikj28 » August 25th, 2013, 8:18 pm

Hi guys, do any of you have any tips for me?
Yeah,

I took first in Washington State so i can give you some pointers.

1. Your device has to fit in a box, but it doesn't have to fit straight down in the box. This means that you can orient your rotor at an angle giving you the ability to make your rotor slightly larger.

2. Use balsa wood, but not for the whole thing. i used balsa wood sticks to make a rotor and covered the individual (for lack of a better word) Wings with parchment paper.

this should help!


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