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Re: Helicopters C

Post by daydreamer0023 » January 22nd, 2018, 4:26 pm

ScottMaurer19 wrote:
Nano1llus10n wrote:
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Were these times using the FFM kit or a homemade kit?
It was an FFM kit but obviously with a few modifications. I'm not sure what they did though...
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TBH it was probably a combination of a ~3.00g helicopter, optimal rubber, perfectly built everything, and well balanced rotors.
That's possible - especially since Dave said his prototypes were about 3.50 grams. There might also be some pitch adjustments. But that's just me guessing.
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Re: Helicopters C

Post by Rêveur » January 22nd, 2018, 6:14 pm

daydreamer0023 wrote:
ScottMaurer19 wrote:
Nano1llus10n wrote:
It was an FFM kit but obviously with a few modifications. I'm not sure what they did though...
*magic*

TBH it was probably a combination of a ~3.00g helicopter, optimal rubber, perfectly built everything, and well balanced rotors.
That's possible - especially since Dave said his prototypes were about 3.50 grams. There might also be some pitch adjustments. But that's just me guessing.
I'm guessing the optimal rubber used was between 0.094 and 0.109, but honestly I have no idea

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Re: Helicopters C

Post by bjt4888 » January 22nd, 2018, 6:41 pm

Does anyone know the ceiling height at the MIT Invitational?

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Re: Helicopters C

Post by Unome » January 22nd, 2018, 6:45 pm

bjt4888 wrote:Does anyone know the ceiling height at the MIT Invitational?
In the range of 25 feet. I know it's on their website somewhere (along with a picture).
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Post by vjindal » January 23rd, 2018, 3:42 pm

SluffAndRuff wrote:Seems like Ward Melville won, I wonder if that is "vjindal" who posted earlier on the forum.
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Post by antoine_ego » January 23rd, 2018, 4:55 pm

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bjt4888 wrote:Does anyone know the ceiling height at the MIT Invitational?
In the range of 25 feet. I know it's on their website somewhere (along with a picture).
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Re: Helicopters C

Post by bjt4888 » January 24th, 2018, 9:36 am

Antoine,

Thanks very much for posting. I poked around the MIT Invite website on Monday and saw this picture too.

For those of you that attended the MIT Invite, did you get to meet Professor Mark Drela? Not sure if he would be involved, but he's the Terry J. Kohler Professor of Fluid Dynamics at MIT and is quite famous among the small world of indoor model airplane competitors.

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Re: Helicopters C

Post by daydreamer0023 » January 24th, 2018, 3:05 pm

bjt4888 wrote:Antoine,

Thanks very much for posting. I poked around the MIT Invite website on Monday and saw this picture too.

For those of you that attended the MIT Invite, did you get to meet Professor Mark Drela? Not sure if he would be involved, but he's the Terry J. Kohler Professor of Fluid Dynamics at MIT and is quite famous among the small world of indoor model airplane competitors.

Brian T.
If he was there, I didn't see him. All those who were running Heli that I saw were college age students. I would have liked to meet him though.
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Re: Helicopters C

Post by Nano1llus10n » January 24th, 2018, 7:04 pm

daydreamer0023 wrote:
bjt4888 wrote:Antoine,

Thanks very much for posting. I poked around the MIT Invite website on Monday and saw this picture too.

For those of you that attended the MIT Invite, did you get to meet Professor Mark Drela? Not sure if he would be involved, but he's the Terry J. Kohler Professor of Fluid Dynamics at MIT and is quite famous among the small world of indoor model airplane competitors.

Brian T.
If he was there, I didn't see him. All those who were running Heli that I saw were college age students. I would have liked to meet him though.
Lol yea, one of the proctors was last year's nats heli winner, Michael Yu
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Re: Helicopters C

Post by alylam » January 24th, 2018, 7:14 pm

Nano1llus10n wrote:
daydreamer0023 wrote:
bjt4888 wrote:Antoine,

Thanks very much for posting. I poked around the MIT Invite website on Monday and saw this picture too.

For those of you that attended the MIT Invite, did you get to meet Professor Mark Drela? Not sure if he would be involved, but he's the Terry J. Kohler Professor of Fluid Dynamics at MIT and is quite famous among the small world of indoor model airplane competitors.

Brian T.
If he was there, I didn't see him. All those who were running Heli that I saw were college age students. I would have liked to meet him though.
Lol yea, one of the proctors was last year's nats heli winner, Michael Yu
He looked so familiar but my partner and I couldn't place him until like 2 days after when I randomly saw him on Facebook.
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