blue cobra wrote:Preferably a torque meter, but if not you can make a hook out of some stiff wire and attach it to something like a 3-inch C clamp and clamp that onto a table or the bleachers.
I have a feeling I might be winding wrong. I can only really get 90 winds into .090 TSS. Maybe I'm winding too quickly or moving in too quickly.
Also, with regards to dewinds, how many are typical? And if I had to dewind, say, 5 times, and I wanted 90 winds, would I have to wind 95 times, then dewind 5?
blue cobra wrote:Sorry, it's a 15:1 winder.
And I'm storing my rubber in a plastic baggie with a bit of lube in it in a pretty cool, dry, and dim place. I suspect knicks or maybe torque is to blame, since I usually get quite a few flights before a motor breaks. I'm working on my torque meter as well.
blue cobra wrote:Yes, you can bring your winding apparatus into the testing area (I saw one at States last year). They don't have to provide a table to attach it to (though they did at States last year), but most if not all areas are gyms with bleachers. And just out of curiosity, if you're in Division C, why are you so active on the Wright Stuff forum? Do you do things with flight outside of SciOly?
Taran wrote:What is the Armor all Lube called
jander14indoor wrote:Another important factor is the quality of the rubber itself. How has your rubber been stored (high temperature, sunlight, and ozone (from electric motors most commonly) are NOT your rubbers friend)? Is it fresh (rubber changes over time)? How cut to width (are there nicks in the edge?)?
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