Wright Stuff C

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby cheesecake » January 14th, 2019, 7:57 pm

The times will be strongly influenced by ceiling height, so if reporting times report that as well.

Why would you consider touches as "cheating"? in a girdered facility, or with hanging lights, touches may result in a stuck plane. IN a smooth ceiling, if the room is large enough for potential redirection after a touch, why not touch? A no-touch is a thing of beauty, but in low ceiling (20') with smooth ceiling, it may be a necessity.

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I agree about planes grazing on smooth ceiling with no redirection is definitely okay. But I've seen kids deliberately launching at high torque in ceilings with girders and other obstructions, hoping the plane would not get stuck and the'd get a better time. Many of them end up stuck.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby klastyioer » January 15th, 2019, 6:10 am

The times will be strongly influenced by ceiling height, so if reporting times report that as well.

Why would you consider touches as "cheating"? in a girdered facility, or with hanging lights, touches may result in a stuck plane. IN a smooth ceiling, if the room is large enough for potential redirection after a touch, why not touch? A no-touch is a thing of beauty, but in low ceiling (20') with smooth ceiling, it may be a necessity.

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I agree about planes grazing on smooth ceiling with no redirection is definitely okay. But I've seen kids deliberately launching at high torque in ceilings with girders and other obstructions, hoping the plane would not get stuck and the'd get a better time. Many of them end up stuck.
yea i can see that happening so try to avoid doing so unless you know itll work. try your best to get in a facility like that, if you cant, just try what you would normally do at practice the day of comp, but before ur time slot (i doubt itll get stuck if youre practicing in a gym incomparable to that size) and see if you can get it to stay up there a bit longer. remember, getting your plane to work and get a decent time is better than getting it stuck mid flight
it's not about the medals; go out there and have fun. make progress, learn a few things, have one heck of a time, because that's all that matters.

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'19 - WS
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby Rossyspsce » January 15th, 2019, 7:05 am

Just to clarify, the only bonus this year is one panel being colored black right?

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby Polar » January 15th, 2019, 8:10 am

Klasty,

I am not aware of any local facilities that contain a ceiling that matches Mellencamp's height. Though I do believe Mellencamp is open the day before the state competition for anyone who wants to arrive at state a day early and test fly.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby Polar » January 15th, 2019, 8:11 am

Just to clarify, the only bonus this year is one panel being colored black right?
That is one bonus. There is another bonus for launching your first flight within 3 minutes of the start of your Preflight Period. See the rules for further information.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby klastyioer » January 15th, 2019, 11:50 am

Just to clarify, the only bonus this year is one panel being colored black right?
no the three minute preflight is a 5% bonus as well i believe
it's not about the medals; go out there and have fun. make progress, learn a few things, have one heck of a time, because that's all that matters.

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'17 - Towers, WS, rocks
'18 - Towers, WS, Mystery Arch, road
'19 - WS
'20 - WS, Boomilever, PPP

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby klastyioer » January 15th, 2019, 11:51 am

Klasty,

I am not aware of any local facilities that contain a ceiling that matches Mellencamp's height. Though I do believe Mellencamp is open the day before the state competition for anyone who wants to arrive at state a day early and test fly.
yea i mean nothing will match that height but either practice with a larger facility to sorta get close to a better time or get there early and test fly
it's not about the medals; go out there and have fun. make progress, learn a few things, have one heck of a time, because that's all that matters.

Builder Cult >:)

'17 - Towers, WS, rocks
'18 - Towers, WS, Mystery Arch, road
'19 - WS
'20 - WS, Boomilever, PPP

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby Rossyspsce » January 18th, 2019, 9:19 am

anyone use the 20:1 winder from the ama glider kit? i would only have it as a backup, since its super cheap and i wouldn't need anything else from the kit besides the winder. im thinking it might be kinda not good since its like 9 bucks, but i dunno. so has anyone used it before?
It seems to be similar to the one sold from Freedom and other kits companies, but I wouldn't be able to tell the quality without feeling/holding and seeing how it holds up overtime. There's a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckzs0QtA3no of it

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby jander14indoor » January 18th, 2019, 10:54 am

The times will be strongly influenced by ceiling height, so if reporting times report that as well.

Why would you consider touches as "cheating"? in a girdered facility, or with hanging lights, touches may result in a stuck plane. IN a smooth ceiling, if the room is large enough for potential redirection after a touch, why not touch? A no-touch is a thing of beauty, but in low ceiling (20') with smooth ceiling, it may be a necessity.

Coach Chuck

I agree about planes grazing on smooth ceiling with no redirection is definitely okay. But I've seen kids deliberately launching at high torque in ceilings with girders and other obstructions, hoping the plane would not get stuck and the'd get a better time. Many of them end up stuck.
That's strategy, not cheating. I've often suggested teams put up a good, but slightly conservative first flight to get a solid time down. Then, if comfortable, go for it. Wind to bash around some. If you get stuck, you already have a good time. If not, you have the opportunity for a great time.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby jander14indoor » January 18th, 2019, 10:56 am

Another site to search for (common in Michigan) with nice smooth, high ceilings is golf domes. The local free flight club Cloudbusters Model Airplane Club flies weekly during the winter in one.

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