Helicopter Flight Times

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Re: Helicopter Flight Times

Post by slingshot » April 4th, 2017, 5:35 pm

AlbatrossTree wrote:
dhdarren wrote:Hit 2:17 for first place in Ohio yesterday! :D Ceiling was about 30', but venue was quite bad; lots of obstructions, but we managed to avoid them on our first flight besides brushing the curtain on the descent. Probably could have gotten a few more seconds if it had gone down untouched by obstacles.
Mentor's second flight was 2:33 but (fortunately for many teams) the flight was not counted. I heard that the 2:33 flight didnt count because the rotating disk on the top of the heli fell out.
I've seen this happen to Mentor once before at Solon and am surprised they didn't change this design flaw.
The "second flight" that was 2:33 was not from the team that was competing. It was from a member that was helping run the event and he asked to fly his helicopter with his partner from states 5 years ago.

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Re: Helicopter Flight Times

Post by dhdarren » April 5th, 2017, 7:23 pm

slingshot wrote:
AlbatrossTree wrote:
dhdarren wrote:Hit 2:17 for first place in Ohio yesterday! :D Ceiling was about 30', but venue was quite bad; lots of obstructions, but we managed to avoid them on our first flight besides brushing the curtain on the descent. Probably could have gotten a few more seconds if it had gone down untouched by obstacles.
Mentor's second flight was 2:33 but (fortunately for many teams) the flight was not counted. I heard that the 2:33 flight didnt count because the rotating disk on the top of the heli fell out.
I've seen this happen to Mentor once before at Solon and am surprised they didn't change this design flaw.
The "second flight" that was 2:33 was not from the team that was competing. It was from a member that was helping run the event and he asked to fly his helicopter with his partner from states 5 years ago.
Do you know if this helicopter was within this year's parameters and rules, or was it just a helicopter that they had made long a go for a previous competition year?
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AirTraj: 5 | 26
WS: 12 | 9
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Re: Helicopter Flight Times

Post by Krypton » April 6th, 2017, 6:58 am

What times do you think we'll see in the top placements at nationals?

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Re: Helicopter Flight Times

Post by Unome » April 6th, 2017, 7:48 am

Krypton wrote:What times do you think we'll see in the top placements at nationals?
The very top is probably going to be one team with an amazing score. I'd expect 10th place to be around 2:00 to 2:15 though.
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Re: Helicopter Flight Times

Post by slingshot » April 6th, 2017, 10:54 am

dhdarren wrote:
slingshot wrote:
AlbatrossTree wrote: Mentor's second flight was 2:33 but (fortunately for many teams) the flight was not counted. I heard that the 2:33 flight didnt count because the rotating disk on the top of the heli fell out.
I've seen this happen to Mentor once before at Solon and am surprised they didn't change this design flaw.
The "second flight" that was 2:33 was not from the team that was competing. It was from a member that was helping run the event and he asked to fly his helicopter with his partner from states 5 years ago.
Do you know if this helicopter was within this year's parameters and rules, or was it just a helicopter that they had made long a go for a previous competition year?
Yes the helicopter was well within the year's parameters and rules.

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Re: Helicopter Flight Times

Post by bernard » April 15th, 2017, 8:05 pm

I hear from the Event Supervisor high scores were ~2:18 for Helicopters and ~2:30 for Wright Stuff at the state tournament in Washington. Ceiling height ~31-33 feet.
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Re: Helicopter Flight Times

Post by Raleway » April 16th, 2017, 11:55 am

bernard wrote:I hear from the Event Supervisor high scores were ~2:18 for Helicopters and ~2:30 for Wright Stuff at the state tournament in Washington. Ceiling height ~31-33 feet.
Heli: With bonuses?
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Re: Helicopter Flight Times

Post by bernard » April 17th, 2017, 10:53 am

Raleway wrote:
bernard wrote:I hear from the Event Supervisor high scores were ~2:18 for Helicopters and ~2:30 for Wright Stuff at the state tournament in Washington. Ceiling height ~31-33 feet.
Heli: With bonuses?
One team attempted the single-bladed bonus with non-competitive results.
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Re: Helicopter Flight Times

Post by daydreamer0023 » April 22nd, 2017, 6:50 pm

For NC, top time was around 1:50.1. 2nd place was around 1:28 with a single rotor bonus. We did okay, but could definitely have done much, better.
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Re: Helicopter Flight Times

Post by bjt4888 » April 30th, 2017, 7:07 am

Top times from Michigan States yesterday:

2:38 International Academy Central
2:34 Northville HS
2:13 Haslett HS
1:57 Holt HS

21 ft 4" flat ceiling tile gym with air handlers off, all doors restricted except one and excellent crowd control and top quality event supervision (thank you to Michigan State University).

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