For Division B, I know that all of the top 12 or so teams had times within a half of a second, and that was all that determined the places. It's unfortunate because I believe it is impossible to calibrate for any track more accurately than ~ 0.5 seconds. Beyond that, it is just luck. The test was pretty easy and relatively short, so that did not separate teams as had been expected. I was a little disappointed because I think that had it been a harder test my team could've done better than some of the other teams and moved up a little bit.
Lol this was not at all the case for div c. It was all the test xD
Yeah I know, most C teams struggled a lot more with the device and from what I've heard it was run much more poorly.
Wellllll I don't think it was run poorly, but here are my remarks:
The check in was really good and thorough. All of the regulations were checked and everything done completely as intended.
The test was long had some super hard fluid problems imo and harder hovercraft questions that weren't just from Wikipedia.
Running the hover itself was decent. The timing directions protection of track and ability to fidget after turning on the motors were awesome. My only complaints were that the distance from the starting place to photogate were not fixed, so it may go through 5s after starting if on a low second set or 8 who knows, which was annoying, and the SLIGHTLY thinner tracks at the front. It wasn't noticeable by eyesight and had to pointed out.
In my experience, for div C, I thought it was run superbly well. Met all expectation and being able to touch the hover after turning on the motor was an added bonus!