Boomilever B/C

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by yoliu » May 20th, 2014, 6:02 pm

DivC 2nd place was almost 2200

Anyone knows the winning divB scores?
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by Azn » May 20th, 2014, 6:41 pm

Third place division C was in the 1600s. Huge gap between 2nd and 3rd

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by dholdgreve » May 21st, 2014, 5:24 am

WOW!... These are truly amazing scores! Hats off to all!
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by FawnOnyx » May 21st, 2014, 1:55 pm

Cause Blooey sleeps too much, I'll just pipe in that MV's 6th place Div C was 1469. The margins were probably pretty close around there.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by iwonder » May 23rd, 2014, 10:00 am

That gap is really interesting, I'm not sure why it'd be there. Was there any significant design differences between 2nd and 3rd? I've seen all kinds of booms, and they can all score in the 2000 range, it's just a matter of perfecting the design you have, so at a contest like nats I'd expect whatever design to be at its peak...
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by Bazinga+ » May 23rd, 2014, 2:47 pm

Hah, interesting story... We were getting efficiencies of around 15-16000, and we came to the event at nats. So the lady coordinating it started giving a loing speech about whyour schools boomilever suckjed and the flaws in the design. Then we tested it and got 9000 efficiency because somethng went wrong. She then was like 'seeee... i told you so'. it was kinda funny though cuz i wasnt the person doing boom.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by AJTheGreat1729 » May 23rd, 2014, 3:20 pm

I'm hoping you mean 900, 1500, and 1600.

Anyway, our school's team's booms are 'theoretically' able to have efficiencies in the vicinity of 1800/2000 according to one of the builders, although the best in competition is ~1450.

At nats, we flopped. I don't know the score but it was pretty low, probably under 1300.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by iwonder » May 23rd, 2014, 4:41 pm

Maybe it was just the humidity changes. I've never traveled with a boom that much, but my fear would be that it would stretch/contract with varying humidity and mess up the structure. I know a few people who go to nats and build theirs at the hotel just to avoid those issues.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by John Richardsim » May 31st, 2014, 4:14 pm

iwonder wrote:Maybe it was just the humidity changes. I've never traveled with a boom that much, but my fear would be that it would stretch/contract with varying humidity and mess up the structure. I know a few people who go to nats and build theirs at the hotel just to avoid those issues.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Post by chinesesushi » June 11th, 2014, 9:19 am

So, next year it won't be boomilever. Supposedly the event will rotate to bridges. Any idea how the event will be different from the trial or the previous years?
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