wait a minute.....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.
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.