Hovercraft B/C

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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby Zioly » May 21st, 2017, 9:12 pm

Sorry for interrupting the flow of conversation in this thread, by I wanted to know, for those with a top ten placing and or a +-1 sec time score, how well do you think you did on the test? I got 14th and was 7 seconds off and didn't do great on the test.
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby slowpoke » May 21st, 2017, 9:22 pm

Our best run was ~46 seconds (rash adaptation onsite because almost ran out of time oops) if I remember correctly and we had a max mass score. We got 7th...somehow.
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby Ashernoel » May 22nd, 2017, 6:03 am

Sorry for interrupting the flow of conversation in this thread, by I wanted to know, for those with a top ten placing and or a +-1 sec time score, how well do you think you did on the test? I got 14th and was 7 seconds off and didn't do great on the test.
We had a total score of 89 and got 3rd
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby EMC314 » May 22nd, 2017, 7:13 am

Follow the rules? They also state you have to announce the distance and time, which they never did.

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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby Ashernoel » May 22nd, 2017, 7:23 am

Follow the rules? They also state you have to announce the distance and time, which they never did.
they announced it, but to teams as they were about to run as to not give a leg up to the teams later in the day. imo more fair because all the teams had to same amount of time to prepare with the given distance and time (about 15 seconds of preparation)
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby EMC314 » May 22nd, 2017, 7:48 am

They did not announce it, they posted labels on the track that only a few people could see. Div B announced it.

That made it completely unfair. Teams that went later in the day could watch the event and easily get an idea of time and distance. All you had to do was time a run that was called for the 3x max and then divide by 3 to get the time, and you could see and estimate the distance. Those teams could then talk with coaches, etc. to make a strategy. Teams that were in the first block had no idea what they were facing until the moment they stepped up to the track. The rules state the length and time must be announced after impound specifically for that reason!

It just drives me crazy when they don't follow their own rules. It’s like not having the photo gates and that start line aligned, or letting people start wherever they wanted. The rules clearly state it starts directly before the start line, but they didn’t follow that either.

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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby ericlepanda » May 22nd, 2017, 9:55 am


Don't fret cheese! I may see you there! You'll know who I am, once I turn on my craft. My craft has a tendency to give people stitches..... including me and my building coach! It's extremely loud, to say the least.
Ohh yes I think I remember yours. Were you in the first time slot? We were the third team in the front row at 8:15. We ended up getting max weight with 19.5 out of 21 time score.
No, sorry. I was the last time slot and had max mass with a time of 20.9. Considering their precision was to the tenth of a second, we had the best build score possible, that wasn't exactly 21s. Having asked the proctors, they reported I was the closest to the target time, and achieved a build score of 49.88.
Yoooooo I was last time slot too. Were you the guy with the 7.4 volt lipos?
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby LittyWap » May 22nd, 2017, 11:06 am


Ohh yes I think I remember yours. Were you in the first time slot? We were the third team in the front row at 8:15. We ended up getting max weight with 19.5 out of 21 time score.
No, sorry. I was the last time slot and had max mass with a time of 20.9. Considering their precision was to the tenth of a second, we had the best build score possible, that wasn't exactly 21s. Having asked the proctors, they reported I was the closest to the target time, and achieved a build score of 49.88.
Yoooooo I was last time slot too. Were you the guy with the 7.4 volt lipos?

Yup! That was me! If you really remember who I was, I had "Digitos usque secti erunt" on the back of my shirt, the unofficial motto for hovercraft. Hats off to you Marie Murphy, you were 0.3 seconds off. Close, but no cigar. I took the title of best build score! 8-)
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby Ashernoel » May 22nd, 2017, 11:23 am


No, sorry. I was the last time slot and had max mass with a time of 20.9. Considering their precision was to the tenth of a second, we had the best build score possible, that wasn't exactly 21s. Having asked the proctors, they reported I was the closest to the target time, and achieved a build score of 49.88.
Yoooooo I was last time slot too. Were you the guy with the 7.4 volt lipos?

Yup! That was me! If you really remember who I was, I had "Digitos usque secti erunt" on the back of my shirt, the unofficial motto for hovercraft. Hats off to you Marie Murphy, you were 0.3 seconds off. Close, but no cigar. I took the title of best build score! 8-)
Lol you'd be mad if I told you how far of our time was and we still medaled lololol go division C
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby ericlepanda » May 22nd, 2017, 11:33 am


No, sorry. I was the last time slot and had max mass with a time of 20.9. Considering their precision was to the tenth of a second, we had the best build score possible, that wasn't exactly 21s. Having asked the proctors, they reported I was the closest to the target time, and achieved a build score of 49.88.
Yoooooo I was last time slot too. Were you the guy with the 7.4 volt lipos?

Yup! That was me! If you really remember who I was, I had "Digitos usque secti erunt" on the back of my shirt, the unofficial motto for hovercraft. Hats off to you Marie Murphy, you were 0.3 seconds off. Close, but no cigar. I took the title of best build score! 8-)
I was actually off by more than that, our time was 20.5 seconds. However, I only missed two problems on the test. :D Was your hovercraft affected in any way by the track, or was the track basically the same as the one you were practicing on?
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