Flight Times and/or Videos

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Flight Times and/or Videos

Postby bernard » March 15th, 2016, 9:32 am

What raw times have you seen at tournaments? Including ceiling heights, bonuses attempted, and other details about planes would be helpful. And videos are always fun to watch!
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Re: Flight Times and/or Videos

Postby jander14indoor » March 15th, 2016, 12:02 pm

Region 8 Michigan tournament won with a 2:30+ time, no bonuses at that level. Ceiling looked to be about 25 ft or so and fairly clear of obstacles until you hit the rafters.

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Re: Flight Times and/or Videos

Postby leetx » March 16th, 2016, 9:28 am

Our team flies right at 3:00 from 22' in practice. At the San Diego regionals, with slightly turbulent air, they won with a time of 2:40 from 20'.

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Re: Flight Times and/or Videos

Postby watermydoing14 » March 17th, 2016, 9:51 pm

What raw times have you seen at tournaments? Including ceiling heights, bonuses attempted, and other details about planes would be helpful. And videos are always fun to watch!
At the Highline Regional in Washington, the winning plane had a raw time of just around 1:30. It looked like a Freedom Flight kit and it flew in a huge circle almost the size of the whole gym (which I think is honestly pretty big for a gym). It ended up hitting walls and basketball hoops on a couple of its flights. Not sure how tall the ceiling was.
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Re: Flight Times and/or Videos

Postby wx4caster » March 22nd, 2016, 11:23 am

South Central KS regional. Best time was around 1:40 (freedom flight kit plane). that was before the 10% bonus for wings. We got second at 1:10 (Laser Cut plane kit) before 10% bonus. Ceiling was 25-30 feet. Small gym size with basketball goal obstacles. We are upgrading to a freedom flight for state, since we know we can't compete against them at State.
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Re: Flight Times and/or Videos

Postby RJohnson » April 4th, 2016, 8:50 am

Northwest Region in Ohio was won by a 1:51 time with a wing bonus. It was a modified freedom flight kit. Next best time was around 1:10. Flights were in a gym that was slightly small, but had a good 25 ft. ceiling. Any other results?

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Re: Flight Times and/or Videos

Postby 0ddrenaline » April 4th, 2016, 9:39 am

We got 3rd place in the Ottawa/Kent regional in Michigan with a time of 1:55 not including the wing bonus. I don't know what the higher times were. We just built it with our heads, no kit.

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Re: Flight Times and/or Videos

Postby RJohnson » April 4th, 2016, 10:30 am

The 1:51 was also before the wing bonus, and what was the space like that it was flown in?

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Re: Flight Times and/or Videos

Postby fifty_missions » April 9th, 2016, 2:12 pm

Indiana States was won using the one penny bonus on a Freedom Flight Design just over two minutes by Munster HS. The actual longest longest flight was made by Valparaiso HS with a 3:00 flight. The model featured a rolled tube fuselage but not to save weight but to remain torsionally stable throughout the flight. It is a variation of the MacGuffin that won nationals in 2008.

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Re: Flight Times and/or Videos

Postby bjt4888 » April 12th, 2016, 8:48 am

Tom,

What was the ceiling height for the Indiana States?

thanks,

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