UltramatrixMan wrote:ericlepanda wrote:LittyWap wrote:
No, our track was entirely unaffected. As stated previously on the forums, I make sure to test on a wide variety of surfaces to ensure I can shoot for an accurate time. Using the data I have on melamine, polished stone, tile, plywood, steel, folding tables, etc, I have multiple formulas to predict the time of my vehicle with an accuracy of 1 second. Having scored within 1 second of the target on the first run (90% of the time, I do), I change the resistance to go for the gold.
Does your skirt help with differently sloped tracks? Our hovercraft doesn't have a skirt, so it is greatly affected by any change in slope but isn't affected by track surfaces or track walls.
How does your hovercraft lift without a skirt? I think you can probably figure out what place we got if you dig a little so I'll let you figure that out . It's amazing that you were able to acquire 8-foot pieces of that many different surfaces LittyWap, and even more so that you were able to create a formula from all of that raw data. Congrats!
Oh we just have a very strong fan (970 pa static pressure I think). Underneath the hovercraft there is a foam edge that wraps around the whole thing, its about one centimeter tall and one centimeter wide, which sorta helps trap the air in but doesn't function like a true flexible skirt. Also, I didn't notice that you're also from Illinois. Congrats on the overall first place finish!