Ongoing Contest(Scores)

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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby iwonder » May 7th, 2013, 11:44 am

You don't, but the washer lessens the pressure on the wood at the loading block.
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby retired1 » May 7th, 2013, 12:45 pm

The washer should go on the top of the wood loading block to keep the eye bolt from indenting the block as the contest goes on.

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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby havenguy » May 7th, 2013, 12:58 pm

You don't, but the washer lessens the pressure on the wood at the loading block.
The washer should go on the top of the wood loading block to keep the eye bolt from indenting the block as the contest goes on.
Oh sorry, I meant the attachment base, not the loading block.

The space between my tension members doesn't fit the 3/4" O.D. washer, but I haven't used the washer in any of my other competitions.
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby iwonder » May 7th, 2013, 3:08 pm

As did I... Whoops. Yeah, it's not required at the base, but it really helps.
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby Wilplatypus » May 8th, 2013, 8:31 pm

So this is of topic but what is a good amount of time to spend loading(auto)?
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby GeorgeInNePa » May 8th, 2013, 11:39 pm

Does anyone have plans for, or know a link for plans to building an Auto-Loader? I'd love to build one for our team to test with.

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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby Balsa Man » May 9th, 2013, 3:32 am

So this is of topic but what is a good amount of time to spend loading(auto)?
The limit is going to depend on the design, but pretty much as fast as it'll flow. You want to ease it open to get a little "settling" weight in- maybe a kilo, then smoothly open up to full flow. All I've seen use a 5 gal water jug as a hopper, so max flow rate is what'll run out the neck. As I noted in my last post, the one we used at State was on the order of 10 seconds. The type of mechanism used to hold the sand back/let it flow can either allow that "full" flow rate, or reduce it somewhat. Full flow is on the order of 10 sec with ....normal "sandbox" sand.

A thing to keep in mind- at any tournament with two loaders, watch, early-on; know which is faster (if there's a significant difference)- three guesses which you want to use- and the first two don't count....
Does anyone have plans for, or know a link for plans to building an Auto-Loader? I'd love to build one for our team to test with.
I don't have time to chase down this morning, but I believe I've seen plans on-line- a little searching might turn something up. There are certainly a lot of videos out there where you can see overall design, which is pretty straightforward. Key is getting details on open/shut mechanism...

I'll check w/ our local schools to see if plans exist; the units have been around for years, so plans may have dissapeared.
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby ptkid » May 12th, 2013, 1:41 pm

So what do you guys think the scoring ranges will be at Nats for 1-6, 7-10, and 11-20?
EDIT: Division B and Division C
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby havenguy » May 12th, 2013, 2:16 pm

So what do you guys think the scoring ranges will be at Nats for 1-6, 7-10, and 11-20?
EDIT: Division B and Division C
For Division B
After seeing the results coming in, I think:
1-6: 1600-2100
7-10: 1400-1600
11-20: 1100-1400

Yes, I expect someone to hit 2100. I also expect one or two in the 1800-2000 range, then a cluster (3 or 4) from 1600-1800. It's always hard to predict, though.
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby Balsa Man » May 13th, 2013, 6:41 am

Yeah, it is hard to predict.
Your take looks pretty close. I may be underestimating folk by thinking just a hair lower- 2150 winning ; second below 1800....1550 should make 6th; 7-10 between 1400 and 1500; by 20th...1000
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby Mr Tower » May 13th, 2013, 3:12 pm

So 1000-1500 seems good??
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby Balsa Man » May 14th, 2013, 5:40 am

Not sure if this will work; hopefully, a photo of what Preston MS is bringing to Nationals. Significantly lighter than their State boomi.

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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby Wilplatypus » May 18th, 2013, 10:12 am

Nooooooooooo
Division b did not have auto loaders :( :cry:
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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby sr243 » May 19th, 2013, 9:04 am

Daniel Wright won Division B. Guessing they got around 2000 since they got that at states. Anyone have results for top scores?

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Re: Ongoing Contest(Scores)

Postby drifter601 » May 19th, 2013, 10:11 am

Daniel Wright won Division B. Guessing they got around 2000 since they got that at states. Anyone have results for top scores?
Daniel Wright got a score of 2001. I heard them.
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