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Re: Texas 2013

Postby GeoChamp96 » May 7th, 2013, 3:06 pm

Does anyone know if Texas puts out a tentative list of Texas trial events at some point? Or do you just find out whenever they post the official event slate?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby iwonder » May 7th, 2013, 3:09 pm

Just when they post the events at the start of the new year
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Luo » May 7th, 2013, 3:16 pm

sofan wrote:http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/files/uploaded_images/%23AZ13%202-14-13.doc
it lists the possible events.
then go to soinc.org and find the event.

A better-organized and easier-to-follow version is also available at http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/file ... -17-13.pdf.
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby 2win » May 7th, 2013, 6:26 pm

jacobxc wrote:Did anyone here time there own Grav vehicle and the proctors be off by 0.45 seconds or more


We didn't do it at the time (didn't think we'd need to) but it was kind of weird because the proctors' times were wayyy off compared to the times of our many many trials. And we meticulously made sure the flooring was the exact same, all conditions were the same... All in all, Friday was just a bad day for everyone...
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby iwonder » May 7th, 2013, 6:36 pm

We were over a second off with our time estimate on friday and while it could partially be due to the surface changes, I really doubt it was that much of a difference, so I'd agree that timing may have been an issue.
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby sofan » May 7th, 2013, 6:59 pm

why did they choose that room for helicopters? Some of them got stuck in the air vents. Not a good place. They need to get a better location in future years.(I feel bad for those whose heli got stuck) :(
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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: Texas 2013

Postby GeoChamp96 » May 7th, 2013, 10:23 pm

Well, at any rate, it seems like Friday mostly effected everyone the same way (except possibly the MagLev test and those pesky Storm the Castle winds), so I doubt the scores were impacted too much. Fortunately, Saturday went a lot better...

This year has definitely inspired my team to work harder and hopefully make a shot at the top 5 next year. I hope we can get enough people to make it happen though...

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby sofan » May 8th, 2013, 3:18 pm

GeoChamp96 wrote:Well, at any rate, it seems like Friday mostly effected everyone the same way (except possibly the MagLev test and those pesky Storm the Castle winds), so I doubt the scores were impacted too much. Fortunately, Saturday went a lot better...

This year has definitely inspired my team to work harder and hopefully make a shot at the top 5 next year. I hope we can get enough people to make it happen though...

same for us. And we need to decide quicker when we want to appeal. (it tooks us 20 min to decide whether we wanted to tell the judges that we got less time than the even teams.Whole process took 1 hour.We still got 4th.)(triple E)
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby iwonder » May 8th, 2013, 3:54 pm

Umm... What school are you? I got 4th in gravity vehicle...
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby sofan » May 8th, 2013, 4:04 pm

sorry for any confusion. it was for triple e
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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: Texas 2013

Postby iwonder » May 8th, 2013, 4:06 pm

Ahh. Got it... I was like wait what??
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby sofan » May 8th, 2013, 4:18 pm

dont blame you
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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: Texas 2013

Postby jlee7x2 » May 8th, 2013, 4:34 pm

sofan wrote:
GeoChamp96 wrote:Well, at any rate, it seems like Friday mostly effected everyone the same way (except possibly the MagLev test and those pesky Storm the Castle winds), so I doubt the scores were impacted too much. Fortunately, Saturday went a lot better...

This year has definitely inspired my team to work harder and hopefully make a shot at the top 5 next year. I hope we can get enough people to make it happen though...

same for us. And we need to decide quicker when we want to appeal. (it tooks us 20 min to decide whether we wanted to tell the judges that we got less time than the even teams.Whole process took 1 hour.We still got 4th.)(triple E)


I'm really glad that your teams feel this way. Here's to next year being super competitive and anybody's game! It's no fun if the same teams win years and years in a row :P
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Barker » May 8th, 2013, 4:45 pm

GeoChamp96 wrote:Well, at any rate, it seems like Friday mostly effected everyone the same way (except possibly the MagLev test and those pesky Storm the Castle winds), so I doubt the scores were impacted too much. Fortunately, Saturday went a lot better...

This year has definitely inspired my team to work harder and hopefully make a shot at the top 5 next year. I hope we can get enough people to make it happen though...


This was actually the first year that my team didn't have any major engineering failures (last year our robot arm was a box of saltines, some cardboard and a bottle of arizona tea) so that was good since this year we got 4th :D
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby sofan » May 8th, 2013, 4:48 pm

jlee7x2 wrote:
sofan wrote:
GeoChamp96 wrote:Well, at any rate, it seems like Friday mostly effected everyone the same way (except possibly the MagLev test and those pesky Storm the Castle winds), so I doubt the scores were impacted too much. Fortunately, Saturday went a lot better...

This year has definitely inspired my team to work harder and hopefully make a shot at the top 5 next year. I hope we can get enough people to make it happen though...

same for us. And we need to decide quicker when we want to appeal. (it tooks us 20 min to decide whether we wanted to tell the judges that we got less time than the even teams.Whole process took 1 hour.We still got 4th.)(triple E)


I'm really glad that your teams feel this way. Here's to next year being super competitive and anybody's game! It's no fun if the same teams win years and years in a row :P

yes we shall try our best at every level of competition and work hard at practices.
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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