Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby blue cobra » April 19th, 2010, 1:24 pm

I think we always just brought an Xacto knife and CA...
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » April 19th, 2010, 4:20 pm

tnx. any run times that got medals?
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby paleonaps » April 26th, 2010, 3:54 pm

I did this event last year, and we got something pretty good- like 3 seconds, I think. But the prediction was spot on, so we got first. Then States happened, and we got 35th because of the track polarity.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » April 26th, 2010, 6:20 pm

was 3 seconds with no weight, 50 grams, or what?
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby paleonaps » April 26th, 2010, 6:23 pm

I think 70 grams- but it was 14 months ago. I could be mistaken.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » April 26th, 2010, 7:04 pm

our car goes at like 1.9 seconds for that. thanks! :D
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby blue cobra » May 1st, 2010, 8:30 pm

Does anyone else hate this event? I really think they should just get rid of it.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » May 1st, 2010, 8:51 pm

i lov it, despite my bad luck at states this year. it is a viable replacement for battery buggy.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby paleonaps » May 1st, 2010, 9:28 pm

What went wrong?
blue cobra is right, it should be done away with.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby blue cobra » May 2nd, 2010, 7:01 am

Near last, but that's not why I hate it. A reason we got near last is a reason I hate it though- it is terribly inconsistent. My team's car (I didn't actually work on this event- my partner did all the work) worked like a charm at Regionals, and then doesn't work at all at States. The track at States used weak magnetic strips that could not levitate the car enough and so our batteries got stuck to the magnets. Besides, there's not a whole lot you can learn that other events can't teach ten times better, and there's not really a practical application.
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