Ongoing Contest(Scores)

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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby Balsa Man » April 27th, 2013, 4:48 am

First, thanks (havneguy, ckssv07, and george) for sharing the....competitive landscape in PA. For sure a notch above what it is in CO. Congrats to all the medalists. Getting above 1200 is a real accomplishment. It'll be really interesting to see what kind of numbers come in from OH today.

Wish I could make it to Nats to see and meet, but that isn't going to happen. I am, however, looking forward to working with Preston MS, from here in Fort Collins to see how far... the tube can be taken.

Balsa, when you ask for a tube boom to be "explained", I'm not sure what you mean.....
There's now a picture that explains - shows what one looks like; there is a lot of discussion explaining underlying concept, theoretical advantages, ways of building, design variations that are appearing; its pretty much all here. Something specific you were wondering about?
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby Bizzle » April 27th, 2013, 10:44 am

For the state competition in Pennsylvania in division C the winning efficiency was around the mid 1200's, and that was by Harriton, It held somewhere near 11kg and in the mid to high 9 gram range. Sorry I don’t remember the exact specifics just wanted to share what general score was for division C.

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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby balsa » April 27th, 2013, 11:08 am

First, thanks (havneguy, ckssv07, and george) for sharing the....competitive landscape in PA. For sure a notch above what it is in CO. Congrats to all the medalists. Getting above 1200 is a real accomplishment. It'll be really interesting to see what kind of numbers come in from OH today.

Wish I could make it to Nats to see and meet, but that isn't going to happen. I am, however, looking forward to working with Preston MS, from here in Fort Collins to see how far... the tube can be taken.

Balsa, when you ask for a tube boom to be "explained", I'm not sure what you mean.....
There's now a picture that explains - shows what one looks like; there is a lot of discussion explaining underlying concept, theoretical advantages, ways of building, design variations that are appearing; its pretty much all here. Something specific you were wondering about?
what do you mean when you refer to "wall tube"?
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby Balsa Man » April 27th, 2013, 2:01 pm

Um, I made references to tube wall- as in wall thickness- talking about the thickness of the material forming the tube- as in outside diameter minus inside diameter. I talked about we're using 1/32nd; George said they were using 1/16th....
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby ckssv07 » April 27th, 2013, 6:04 pm

Does anyone know the scores from ohio

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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby sjwon3789 » April 27th, 2013, 8:15 pm

Received 950 for state tournament. Got 2nd place surprisingly...
I could've gotten 1300 if I just made the side of my base thicker...
It held 10.9kg, unfortunately :(

The national team received 3rd place so unless they made a huge improvement, Virginia won't be very competitive (I think).
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby GeorgeInNePa » April 28th, 2013, 12:22 pm

wow nice....ok....do you think it might be possible for us to see a top view? If it's not a problem for you.....

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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby UQOnyx » April 28th, 2013, 12:51 pm

Wow, very nice :D How are these made btw? Do you need special equipment to make them? I might try to make one or two over the summer XD
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby GeorgeInNePa » April 28th, 2013, 2:20 pm

Wow, very nice :D How are these made btw? Do you need special equipment to make them? I might try to make one or two over the summer XD
http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php? ... be#p219563


I would recommend reading ALL of this thread and the Boomilever B/C thread.

We got almost all of our design from these threads by reading all of it, then thinking/imagining...


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PS,
We decided to simply overlap the seam in the tube, instead of trying cutting and then gluing the edges. We scrapped 4 or 5 tubes trying it the way they describe in the PDF.

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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby jander14indoor » April 28th, 2013, 3:14 pm

Michigan State Results, sorry no details on masses or designs, only final numbers. I was in headquarters all day and didn't see the booms themselves.
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1428 - Meads Mill, will be coming to Wright State
1386 - Hudson
1360 - Lakeshore, will be coming to Wright State

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1752 - Saline
1644 - Lakeshore
1574 - Grandhaven, will be coming to Wright State

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