IN State Flight Times

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IN State Flight Times

Postby GitItWright » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:29 pm

Just got in from officiationg at the SO IN State Finals.

B Division Wright Stuff-

1st Thomas Jefferson MS- 2:57.7
2nd Wilbur Wright MS- 2:57.0
3rd Chesterton MS- 2:46.6
4th Benjamin Franklin- 2:15.6
5th Northridge MS- 1:58

Very tight competition for the top 3 places, 1st and 2nd seperated by only
7/10's of a second. The winning design was a "Super McGuffin" and 2nd place
seemed to be Zeigler influenced. The rest seemed to be home grown. The highest
airplane in flight was the McGuffin but flew maybe 50' high in a 62' ceiling.
Those 1.5 gram motors sure reduced the descent portion of the flights. Many
would dead-stick from 1/3 down from their cruise altitudes.I did not time any of
the "top ten" teams this year as I was busy running the 2 Helicopter events.

Helicopter C Div

1st Bloomington HS South- 47.4
2nd Whiting HS- 12.8
3rd Valparaiso HS- 6.3
4th Canterbury HS- 3.9
5th Munster HS- 3.6

Helicopter B Div.

1st Thomas Jefferson MS- 33.9
2nd Northridge MS- 12.0
3rd Benjamin Franklin- 10.1
4th Chesterton- 9.6
5th Grimmer MS- 9.5

The Helicopters did show promise even though most fell short in performance. All
the top flying teams in both events have made it to Nationals so the competition
shall be fierce at U of I at the Champaign-Urbana Armory on May 22nd.

Regards, Tom Sanders, Nat. Supervisor
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Re: IN State Flight Times

Postby jcollier » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:37 pm

Very impressive! :D

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Re: IN State Flight Times

Postby wlsguy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:48 am

Did any of these teams fly with the smaller bonus wing size?

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Re: IN State Flight Times

Postby Friedoyster3 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:28 pm

wlsguy wrote:Did any of these teams fly with the smaller bonus wing size?

i think as of the the time I was watching the flights (which was near the end) only one team got the bonos
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