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Re: Duration

Postby Inergy9118 » April 29th, 2013, 6:26 pm

Looked like all the rest, but the disk on top was free floating. It fell off after it hit the ceiling and the clock kept going...

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Re: Duration

Postby SDCoach » April 29th, 2013, 6:42 pm

Inergy9118 wrote:Looked like all the rest, but the disk on top was free floating. It fell off after it hit the ceiling and the clock kept going...

In the San Diego regional tournament, that was ruled a DQ. Rule 4j says "timer stops when any part of the helicopter touches the floor". This would include the disk on top. Rule 3c says "The mass of the helicopter throughout the flight must be > 3.0 grams". At least they should have reweighed after the flight and if it was still heavy enough, only counted the time until the disk hit the floor. Our event supervisor didn't see it that way and just called it a DQ if anything broke off. Either way, it doesn't sound like that flight should have won state. (I'm not second guessing the event supervisor. I wasn't there and don't know the facts. I am only sharing my take on the situation Inergy9118 described)

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Re: Duration

Postby Inergy9118 » May 1st, 2013, 5:20 pm

Inergy9118 wrote:Looked like all the rest, but the disk on top was free floating. It fell off after it hit the ceiling and the clock kept going...


Forgot to mention the free floating disk was removable/just sat on top.

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Re: Duration

Postby SDCoach » May 1st, 2013, 7:22 pm

Inergy9118 wrote:
Inergy9118 wrote:Looked like all the rest, but the disk on top was free floating. It fell off after it hit the ceiling and the clock kept going...


Forgot to mention the free floating disk was removable/just sat on top.

Rule 3a clearly states "rule 4j applies to the balsa disc".

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Re: Duration

Postby RBears6 » May 12th, 2013, 6:14 am

At the Texas State Tournament a team that has qualified for nationals reached 2:42 in a ceiling about 17 feet high. How are people doing in your State?
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Re: Duration

Postby Buckstops » May 12th, 2013, 10:05 am

Any other times over 2:10? What was the design of the winning helicopter? 4 Blade rotor upper and 2 blade lower? Single motor stick? Hollow tube motor stick? Two sticks on the side with the motor down the middle? Did they use thick (1/8") rubber or thinner 1/32" or less) We are stuck at 2 minutes.

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Re: Duration

Postby rmp509 » May 12th, 2013, 10:32 am

what do you think the winning time at nationals will be?
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Re: Duration

Postby jander14indoor » May 20th, 2013, 7:18 am

Winning team just broke 3 minutes. Competition was in racquet ball courts.

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Re: Duration

Postby chalker7 » May 20th, 2013, 7:24 am

jander14indoor wrote:Winning team just broke 3 minutes. Competition was in racquet ball courts.

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Top time was 3:05, 15 teams were over 2:00. 45 teams were over 60 seconds.
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Re: Duration

Postby mrsteven » May 20th, 2013, 7:34 am

Any thoughts on what that will be? Hints amongst scioly.org friends ;)

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Re: Duration

Postby chalker7 » May 20th, 2013, 7:54 am

Not yet, still hammering out details.
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Re: Duration

Postby georgefredbob » May 20th, 2013, 12:30 pm

Marie Murphy was able to get a time of 3:05, winning Nationals. Solon got just below 3 minutes, getting 2nd place at Nationals
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Re: Duration

Postby Hosj » May 20th, 2013, 1:50 pm

We got 1:16, and got 41st. We were never really competitive in Helicopters, as my partner and I, the same one for Meteorology, really should have stuck with study events.
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