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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby klastyioer » June 3rd, 2019, 6:40 am

SluffAndRuff wrote:12th with 3:02. Happy to see a lot of insane flights, congrats to you all. Just wondering - what happened with Brookwood's rumored 5:10 plane?

brookwood?
erm...
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby kate! » June 3rd, 2019, 6:47 am

klastyioer wrote:
SluffAndRuff wrote:12th with 3:02. Happy to see a lot of insane flights, congrats to you all. Just wondering - what happened with Brookwood's rumored 5:10 plane?

brookwood?
erm...

I heard that they just got nervous and tested it wrong and broke the rubber but I wasn't there so idrk.
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby bjt4888 » June 3rd, 2019, 7:14 am

Crayola,

Congrats on the excellent flight!

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby klastyioer » June 3rd, 2019, 7:15 am

bjt4888 wrote:Crayola,

Congrats on the excellent flight!

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby bjt4888 » June 3rd, 2019, 7:17 am

Northville and Ann Arbor Pioneer,

Congratulations to both of your Wright Stuff teams on the great flying and great overall team results. You both represented the state of Michigan well.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby Unome » June 3rd, 2019, 7:17 am

kate! wrote:
klastyioer wrote:
SluffAndRuff wrote:12th with 3:02. Happy to see a lot of insane flights, congrats to you all. Just wondering - what happened with Brookwood's rumored 5:10 plane?

brookwood?
erm...

I heard that they just got nervous and tested it wrong and broke the rubber but I wasn't there so idrk.

I would be very surprised if Brookwood had done that well. They don't have any history in flight events that I'm aware of, at least not in the last decade.
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby bjt4888 » June 3rd, 2019, 7:22 am

K,

Not sure which team you represented, but also congratulations to you and your team. I’m sure you did well.

Also, great job on the forum this year. Your pertinent questions and answers to fellow students demonstrated high level critical thinking; very beneficial to all of the forum participants.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby coachchuckaahs » June 3rd, 2019, 7:24 am

Here is a video of our gold medal flight. Uses every inch of the gym.

This is not my video, and I don't know how long it will be posted.

https://vimeo.com/339970934

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby klastyioer » June 3rd, 2019, 7:54 am

bjt4888 wrote:K,

Not sure which team you represented, but also congratulations to you and your team. I’m sure you did well.

Also, great job on the forum this year. Your pertinent questions and answers to fellow students demonstrated high level critical thinking; very beneficial to all of the forum participants.

Brian T

i demonstrated harriton's ws along with sarah lee, john neary, and hannah klatte
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby newflight » June 3rd, 2019, 8:22 am

bjt4888 wrote:Northville and Ann Arbor Pioneer,

Congratulations to both of your Wright Stuff teams on the great flying and great overall team results. You both represented the state of Michigan well.

Brian T

Thanks, Brian! on the tournament day. because of the air drifting, our first plane kept drifting and almost hit on the side net, but fortunately, it stopped around 3 ft away from the net, the fist flight got 3'49. for the second flight, we learned to launch it from a better location but lowered initial launch torque a little bit, second flight ended up at 3:55, it probably could go above 4 if the initial launch torque is a little higher, but we were happy about the results, we got close to our best

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby coachchuckaahs » June 3rd, 2019, 8:25 am

Yes, that drift was strong, especially when the crowd was large. Human induced thermals!

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby CrayolaCrayon » June 3rd, 2019, 8:29 am

If you played your cards right, you could actually ride the thermals to keep the plane up in the air up longer, especially with those hot lights up top.

The net lowering and raising seemed to cause drifts towards it, as well.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby coachchuckaahs » June 3rd, 2019, 8:49 am

Not sure how to "play cards right" in this case. Air was going up over people, across the ceiling, then down near nets. This circulation moves a plane up top toward the nets, and more importantly, toward the downward motion. Ideally you would launch in neutral, or even in the downdraft, to absorb the launch torque. You would then want to drift to the updraft for the letdown, so the updraft helps your letdown last longer. However, since the drift is a function of the updraft, it is always AWAY from the updraft. The upward moving air must go somewhere! Therefore, I don't know how you could get your letdown centered on the updraft.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby CrayolaCrayon » June 3rd, 2019, 9:21 am

coachchuckaahs wrote:Not sure how to "play cards right" in this case. Air was going up over people, across the ceiling, then down near nets. This circulation moves a plane up top toward the nets, and more importantly, toward the downward motion. Ideally you would launch in neutral, or even in the downdraft, to absorb the launch torque. You would then want to drift to the updraft for the letdown, so the updraft helps your letdown last longer. However, since the drift is a function of the updraft, it is always AWAY from the updraft. The upward moving air must go somewhere! Therefore, I don't know how you could get your letdown centered on the updraft.

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On my first flight, it seemed when the plane was in the center, the plane kept getting pushed up on the descent. Was just odd. If it was just me disregard my comments.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Postby coachchuckaahs » June 3rd, 2019, 9:34 am

CrayolaCrayon wrote:
coachchuckaahs wrote:Not sure how to "play cards right" in this case. Air was going up over people, across the ceiling, then down near nets. This circulation moves a plane up top toward the nets, and more importantly, toward the downward motion. Ideally you would launch in neutral, or even in the downdraft, to absorb the launch torque. You would then want to drift to the updraft for the letdown, so the updraft helps your letdown last longer. However, since the drift is a function of the updraft, it is always AWAY from the updraft. The upward moving air must go somewhere! Therefore, I don't know how you could get your letdown centered on the updraft.

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On my first flight, it seemed when the plane was in the center, the plane kept getting pushed up on the descent. Was just odd. If it was just me disregard my comments.


It is quite possible that the air currents were different. Since we flew early in the day, and you few late. If there were localized thermals, it is possible you flew in and out and could take advantage. In our case there was a strong drift across at the top, but not at mid levels. But, still, if there is an updraft, there will be a top-level drift away from the updraft, the air needs to go somewhere. If there are local circulations ( from local heat sources, like the lights), one could catch the slightly lower inward rushing air and get drawn back into the local thermal. If these were R/C or otherwise controlled, one would purposely fly it into any rising air (say, over the crowd).

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