Electric Vehicle 2017 event info

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Electric Vehicle 2017 event info

Post by windu34 » July 18th, 2016, 6:32 pm

Just making this topic for discussing/sharing any information about the changes to the Electric Vehicle event from the summer institute meeting. Please share anything you may have heard or your thoughts on any of the changes.
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Re: Electric Vehicle 2017 event info

Post by RJohnson » July 19th, 2016, 5:36 am

Well, here's all I think we know so far:
SOPomo wrote: Electric Vehicle: The bonus this year is subtracting "0.2 x Distance between cans in cm (to nearest 0.1cm)"
Not really sure what this means... Any ideas?

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Post by windu34 » July 19th, 2016, 6:30 am

RJohnson wrote:Well, here's all I think we know so far:
SOPomo wrote: Electric Vehicle: The bonus this year is subtracting "0.2 x Distance between cans in cm (to nearest 0.1cm)"
Not really sure what this means... Any ideas?
Too many interpretations possible. Ill ask
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Re: Electric Vehicle 2017 event info

Post by ChocolateLove » July 19th, 2016, 10:07 am

Anyone else confused bout the scoring of this bonus? I wrote my 95 theses and nailed it to the wall of SOSI, so if you wish to know my thought process, feel free to read it there. But this bonus doesn't make any sense to me. Help required for explanation behind it!
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Post by windu34 » July 19th, 2016, 10:23 am

We should bring the EV rules discussion over here. The thread for questions is being blown up by EV
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Post by ChocolateLove » July 19th, 2016, 10:47 am

windu34 wrote:We should bring the EV rules discussion over here. The thread for questions is being blown up by EV
I agree. Is there somewhere that I missed that specified how the cans will be set up?
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Post by windu34 » July 19th, 2016, 10:52 am

ChocolateLove wrote:
windu34 wrote:We should bring the EV rules discussion over here. The thread for questions is being blown up by EV
I agree. Is there somewhere that I missed that specified how the cans will be set up?
I'm not sure. After taking a second look at this: "bonus line at the halfway point of the track. One can is 1m from the center line, and one can is placed by the competitor, and the vehicle goes in between.", it implies horizontal setup I think. The line " One can is 1m from the center line" indicates a horizontal bonus line because it is with respect to the "center line" as opposed to "the half way line". Speculation of course
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Re: Electric Vehicle 2017 event info

Post by dcrxcode » July 19th, 2016, 10:55 am

Honestly, there was probably just a misprint in the way the bonus was set up. I'm sure we'll get it cleared by tomorrow, if not the end of the week.

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Post by unwoundmouse » July 19th, 2016, 1:31 pm

Also in the draft rules it mentions 1 second being equivalent to 1 centimeter in points? Is that a mistake or are they reducing the weight of time?

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Post by windu34 » July 19th, 2016, 9:16 pm

unwoundmouse wrote:Also in the draft rules it mentions 1 second being equivalent to 1 centimeter in points? Is that a mistake or are they reducing the weight of time?
that's the same as before....
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