abby1kanobe wrote:Were can we find rules for this?
kylg wrote:Rules can be found on the wright state scioly site. I have several questions about rotor egg drop. I have been sifting through 2012-2014 rotor egg drop forums and I have concluded that most of the answers to how to make a rotor were to redirect someone to the helicopter duration thread and learn how to make a helicopter duration blade and upscale it to meet size requirements. The Problem is, there is no Helicopter duration forum, only helicopter. The Helicopter forum does not tell you how to make a blade. Another question: wouldn't it be better to utilize all the surface area rather than to have a 2 blade helicopter rotor that barely uses all the area? There would be huge gaps in between the blades. How would the thin blades be better than wide blades?
kylg wrote:So, Building a helicopter blade that is 15-30 cm wide instead of 5 cm wide could be a place to start testing? Test number of blades and size of gaps until I reach a balance between stability and time? I have seen that gaps between blades aid in stability. My rotor that uses all the surface area might seem stable at 1 floor but if the drop is any higher at nationals, it will start circling and tilting, resulting in me getting tiered.
kylg wrote:Nevermind, I figured that out already. What I really want to know is what the winning times (and from what height) have been for rotor egg drop (or previously known as helicopter egg drop) at national tournaments in the past. I am getting ~2.4 seconds from a 4-meter drop with the egg surviving 100% of the time. Considering how a previous national competition drop was 4 stories and one normal storey (yes that is how you spell that) is 3 meters, A drop from such a competition would be 9 meters My rotor would do 5.4 seconds hypothetically, but since my 2.4 time includes spinning up to optimal speed, which the rotor only has to do once, I should be getting ~6-7 seconds from 9 meters. Is that considered competitive?
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