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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby BobbyJoe » January 29th, 2017, 1:12 pm

Thoughts on the crime busters test? :!:
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby dvegadvol » January 29th, 2017, 1:29 pm

From the Hovercraft Forum here:

Apparently there was an appeal at Wright State, largely due to rules violation of the track(s).

The track for the B event was shortened to less than the 130 cm requirement in the rules, and there was an apparent uphill portion. near the finish line. This after the original tables on which they mounted the rails had a dip, and the first craft that ran got stuck between one of the rails and the table. Due to the issue with the B track, the ES apparently decided to change the C track as well. All of this took place during the first test block. Many of the competitors also had to catch their craft at the end of the track so the craft didn't hit the floor due to the table length. That certainly made for some nervous hovercraft coaches.

When we ran a hovercraft event for an invitational, we used a 15.5-inch-wide by 8-foot-long piece of melamine shelving board (purchased at Lowes) and screwed the metal studs to that. That removed the potential for crafts getting stuck under the rails, and dips in any tables that we laid the track across, particularly since we did not know the layout of the room before the event.

I certainly hope they get the bugs worked out before Nationals. It cost us a higher overall ranking since both our hovercraft teams were in the top 10.

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Postby ericlepanda » January 29th, 2017, 2:33 pm

Yeah the track really messed everything up. The target time was basically impossible for us to achieve as the only way to actually get to the finish line was to put our back motor at full speed.
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Postby chalker » January 29th, 2017, 6:18 pm

ericlepanda wrote:Yeah the track really messed everything up. The target time was basically impossible for us to achieve as the only way to actually get to the finish line was to put our back motor at full speed.


To avoid duplicating posts, there's more info in the Hovercraft thread about this: viewtopic.php?f=226&t=9283&start=375#p305976

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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby FTV_Rhaegar » January 31st, 2017, 3:53 pm

Hey all!

Congrats to the winners and medalists, and big thanks to all the proctors and organizers, it went really well, can't wait for nats.

Did anyone place top 10 in optics? If so, what score did you get? With a LSS score of 44.7 and a test score of 33, we thought we got in the top few but turned out in 11th place. Can anyone who did better elaborate on their score? We know the test is what we need to work on but we didn't realize it was going that poorly. Were people able to get significantly better laser shoots?

Thanks in advance for the help! :D

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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby jonboyage » January 31st, 2017, 7:20 pm

FTV_Rhaegar wrote:Hey all!

Congrats to the winners and medalists, and big thanks to all the proctors and organizers, it went really well, can't wait for nats.

Did anyone place top 10 in optics? If so, what score did you get? With a LSS score of 44.7 and a test score of 33, we thought we got in the top few but turned out in 11th place. Can anyone who did better elaborate on their score? We know the test is what we need to work on but we didn't realize it was going that poorly. Were people able to get significantly better laser shoots?

Thanks in advance for the help! :D


I got 7th and that was with a test score of 45 and a laser shoot score of 40.5. Hope that helps!
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby BobbyJoe » February 2nd, 2017, 1:11 pm

For those who got top 10 (or anyone else) in wind power at wright state, how did you feel about the test? And/Or what voltages did your blade get for the building portion?
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby Zioly » February 4th, 2017, 11:46 am

Will resources (tests, event results) be released at one point?
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby y1008083 » February 4th, 2017, 1:21 pm

They already have.

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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby Zioly » February 4th, 2017, 8:55 pm

y1008083 wrote:They already have.


Have they? Sorry, I'm kinda out of the loop. Do you have a link?
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby pikachu4919 » February 4th, 2017, 9:15 pm

Zioly wrote:
y1008083 wrote:They already have.


Have they? Sorry, I'm kinda out of the loop. Do you have a link?


Don't post the link here. I'm sure Wright State would not want their tests to be released this publicly.
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby Zioly » February 4th, 2017, 10:44 pm

pikachu4919 wrote:
Zioly wrote:
y1008083 wrote:They already have.


Have they? Sorry, I'm kinda out of the loop. Do you have a link?


Don't post the link here. I'm sure Wright State would not want their tests to be released this publicly.


Ah, sorry about that. Yeah, that's what I meant. For the public. Sorry for any confusion...
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby y1008083 » February 6th, 2017, 2:28 pm

Yeah the link is password protected so I don't think it matters.

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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby sprynder » March 26th, 2017, 4:29 pm

Does anyone know what bottle rocket launcher was used at Wright State?

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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby rfscoach » March 26th, 2017, 5:39 pm

sprynder wrote:Does anyone know what bottle rocket launcher was used at Wright State?


If you want to know what launcher will be used at Nationals, that info won't really help you. Bottle Rockets at WSU Invite was run by Wyoming MS and Arts & Science Academy. They would have used their own launchers.
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