Elevated Bridge B/C

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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby Aia » August 16th, 2009, 9:03 am

JimY,

I did not post my last seven bridges that ultimately became my Nationals bridge design. However, I do have all the bridges I tested through State in the gallery.
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby JimY » August 16th, 2009, 1:32 pm

Aia,

Understood, thanks. 42 bridges is an amazing amount of work and 7th at nats is a nice reward for all the work.

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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby boomtech » August 20th, 2009, 2:36 pm

I've heard that this year Elevated Bridge is going to be... well, more elevated. Can anyone confirm or refute this?
Well, not that it matters, since the official rules come out in a matter of days.
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby nejanimb » August 20th, 2009, 8:42 pm

That would've been my guess, though I have no idea - I would've guessed that for, Div C, everything stayed the same except clearance height goes to 10cm, probably in an attempt to discourage people using the "flat bridge on legs" strategy. It'd be even crazier if the raised the clearance even more, but I think they'd have to raise max height too in that case, and then it becomes even more like towers...

Anybody else have guesses?
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby gyourkoshaven » August 20th, 2009, 9:23 pm

...Well, not that it matters, since the official rules come out in a matter of days.
Errr...not exactly. Via Soinc store:
Manuals, CDs, DVDs, etc. can still be ordered but, 2010 revisions will NOT be available until Sept. 10.
So factor in slow shipping, maybe a month from now?
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby Aia » August 21st, 2009, 8:23 am

Via Soinc store:
Manuals, CDs, DVDs, etc. can still be ordered but, 2010 revisions will NOT be available until Sept. 10.

So factor in slow shipping, maybe a month from now?
At best, probably mid September? Not only that, I think rjm alluded that changes would be made to the draft rules for elevated bridge. So, even if you've seen the draft rules and have a sense for new specifications, bridge will likely have new guidelines yet.
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby nejanimb » August 21st, 2009, 4:03 pm

I just hope the new rules don't totally obsolete the designs I've been working on.... I'd understand if they didn't fit spec, but I at least hope the principles will still apply.
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby nejanimb » August 22nd, 2009, 8:30 am

Question: Where do people get wood as tiny as 1/32 and 1/64? I'm partial to specializedbalsa.com, but the smallest they offer is 1/32 by 1/8. Does anyone know of a different source from which to get those really tiny pieces?
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby smartkid222 » August 22nd, 2009, 7:11 pm

Question: Where do people get wood as tiny as 1/32 and 1/64? I'm partial to specializedbalsa.com, but the smallest they offer is 1/32 by 1/8. Does anyone know of a different source from which to get those really tiny pieces?
sometimes finding wood like that is hard. most hobby shops i know i dont' carry it. the one i go though has 1/32 sheets. Idk what "i'm partial to specializedbalsa.com" means. but they have 1/32 and 1/64 SHEETS, dont look under strips. You are gonna have to strip that to the sizes you need. also other online places probably have it too. maybe hood's woods. idr the other ones that people use.
http://www.specializedbalsa.com/
i cant' find the link for hood's woods.

my question is: are you really planning on using wood as tiny as 1/32 and 1/64 on your bridges?
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby fmtiger124 » August 22nd, 2009, 7:19 pm

Question: Where do people get wood as tiny as 1/32 and 1/64? I'm partial to specializedbalsa.com, but the smallest they offer is 1/32 by 1/8. Does anyone know of a different source from which to get those really tiny pieces?
Idk what "i'm partial to specializedbalsa.com" means.
I think he means thats the site he typiclly looks for wood on so he might not have looked so hard for the other kinds of wood
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