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Re: Events 2016-2017

Posted: May 9th, 2016, 5:59 pm
by windu34
It was a real pain that this year the voltage limit for Electric Vehicle was 7.2V, when lithium ion batteries are either 3.7V or 7.4V. Leaves us stuck with temperamental NiMH batteries when Li-ions are so much easier to use.
Lipos are also a safety hazard. NIMH is much safer to use.

Re: Events 2016-2017

Posted: May 9th, 2016, 7:55 pm
by T-55M
It was a real pain that this year the voltage limit for Electric Vehicle was 7.2V, when lithium ion batteries are either 3.7V or 7.4V. Leaves us stuck with temperamental NiMH batteries when Li-ions are so much easier to use.
Lipos are also a safety hazard. NIMH is much safer to use.
Most Li-ion batteries I used were OK, although I did have one stop working. However, personally, I think the 9V battery is the best option, since it is lighter.

Re: Events 2016-2017

Posted: May 9th, 2016, 8:43 pm
by ngoctrinhkorea
Thanks that really helped, but do you have any tips for tryouts?

Re: Events 2016-2017

Posted: May 10th, 2016, 3:04 pm
by retired1
The rules for hovercraft were posted a few days ago. Will it become an event next year?

Re: Events 2016-2017

Posted: May 10th, 2016, 3:09 pm
by Jaol
The rules for hovercraft were posted a few days ago. Will it become an event next year?
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MtP ... sp=sharing Yeah.

Remote Sensing 2016-2017

Posted: May 10th, 2016, 6:17 pm
by trentomology1999
I know this is quite early (this is before nationals after all), but I was wondering if there is any idea out there of what the topic for remote sensing will be for the coming year. I have not seen any explicit information on the topic just yet, so I have a feeling there is no answer quite yet, but is there any "cycle" associated with the event that could maybe point towards a topic?

Re: Remote Sensing 2016-2017

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 3:49 pm
by appleshake123
I know this is quite early (this is before nationals after all), but I was wondering if there is any idea out there of what the topic for remote sensing will be for the coming year. I have not seen any explicit information on the topic just yet, so I have a feeling there is no answer quite yet, but is there any "cycle" associated with the event that could maybe point towards a topic?
Possibly the Wisconsin Trial event rules will be similar to next year's Remote Sensing rules.

Re: Remote Sensing 2016-2017

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 4:53 pm
by Unome
I know this is quite early (this is before nationals after all), but I was wondering if there is any idea out there of what the topic for remote sensing will be for the coming year. I have not seen any explicit information on the topic just yet, so I have a feeling there is no answer quite yet, but is there any "cycle" associated with the event that could maybe point towards a topic?
Possibly the Wisconsin Trial event rules will be similar to next year's Remote Sensing rules.
The trial rules being used do say "2017 ES Committee Suggested Version," so I'm thinking that'll be the best way to figure out next year's topic.

Re: Remote Sensing 2016-2017

Posted: May 12th, 2016, 6:15 am
by trentomology1999
I know this is quite early (this is before nationals after all), but I was wondering if there is any idea out there of what the topic for remote sensing will be for the coming year. I have not seen any explicit information on the topic just yet, so I have a feeling there is no answer quite yet, but is there any "cycle" associated with the event that could maybe point towards a topic?
Possibly the Wisconsin Trial event rules will be similar to next year's Remote Sensing rules.
The trial rules being used do say "2017 ES Committee Suggested Version," so I'm thinking that'll be the best way to figure out next year's topic.
Thank you! It's going to be tough studying for this event over the summer because of the unclear topic. Might have to just stick to the basics then...

Re: Remote Sensing 2016-2017

Posted: May 12th, 2016, 10:57 am
by appleshake123

Possibly the Wisconsin Trial event rules will be similar to next year's Remote Sensing rules.
The trial rules being used do say "2017 ES Committee Suggested Version," so I'm thinking that'll be the best way to figure out next year's topic.
Thank you! It's going to be tough studying for this event over the summer because of the unclear topic. Might have to just stick to the basics then...
As with most scioly events, just learn anything on relating to remote sensing in any aspect.