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Re: Competitive Times for regionals

Posted: April 1st, 2018, 8:05 pm
by CMS AC
Lol...

It's april fools, scioly did this to you

Re: Competitive Times for regionals

Posted: April 1st, 2018, 8:18 pm
by shrewdPanther46
Gimme a break i just got back from vacation and checked scioly as im about to fall asleep lol

Re: Competitive Times for regionals

Posted: April 1st, 2018, 8:24 pm
by hippo9
He wasn't being mean he meant @pril fools day they put up some filters

Re: Competitive Times for regionals

Posted: April 1st, 2018, 8:25 pm
by shrewdPanther46
i know lol

Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Posted: April 2nd, 2018, 9:10 pm
by builder83
Times are cool and more "fun". But I am more curious at how accurate people are. Whos consistantly getting within 1 cm runs? I am consistantly under 5cm. 2nd run usually under 3cm (sometimes right on the button). I still don't think the fastest car will win.

Anybody try a brake system other than wingnut?

Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Posted: April 2nd, 2018, 9:27 pm
by hippo9
No definitely accuracy is more important than time, but still if you have multiple teams who are very accurate it could come down to time

Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Posted: April 3rd, 2018, 5:56 am
by shrewdPanther46
Yea we kinda got carried away by speed. We are most likely not going to place high because of that. Our accuracy wavers at around less than 6-7 cm :(

Working on it though, we have plans to improve, but tbh, the teams that medal will all be under 3 cm for sure, maybe even 2. Between them, the fastest wins. I'm expecting 3 second cars under 2-3 cm will place.

Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Posted: April 20th, 2018, 2:09 pm
by MadCow2357
You guys all make me feel bad :( . I have not even managed to get closer than 5cm, averaging around 30 cm off. I was celebrating when I got 9 cm off but after reading your posts :o ...

I think my accuracy is terrible because my car skids so much. It could be running straight as an arrow, but the wingnut brake engages and the whole thing fishtails. I have missed the center line bonus so many times because of this. Any ideas on reducing skid?

I think maybe reducing weight (and therefore momentum) might help. I am using T81 3 7/8 inch Banebots wheels.

Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Posted: April 20th, 2018, 2:15 pm
by shrewdPanther46
I would say just reduce your speed. How fast is your car going? The car I'm running w/my partner rn is relatively fast but we can't notice any visible skidding, and we have no unique thing helping our car not skid

Re: Competitive Times for Nationals

Posted: April 20th, 2018, 2:18 pm
by MadCow2357
About 2.7 seconds. I can't change anything right now, as my states competition is tomorrow. But if my team makes it to nationals, I may try reducing speed to increase accuracy. I went overboard with the speed, too, like you had once said before.