Storm the Castle B

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby adithyabigal » February 18th, 2011, 8:03 pm

A quick question...

Because the energy rule is very debatable, is it possible to modify your device at the competition if you are in violation of a rule at impound?
For example, if I built a device which violates the energy rule because a wheel is used as a fulcrum to accelerate an unloaded arm without CW or Projectile, would I be allowed to remove the wheel and compete?

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby fleet130 » February 18th, 2011, 9:31 pm

is it possible to modify your device at the competition if you are in violation of a rule at impound?
Since this is an impound event, my best guess is no. There may be some redress in paragraph 4l, depending on how it's interpreted. Is "in order to comply with the rules" part of "in order to make successful launches"?

The rules contain many "requirements", but don't seem to specify penalties if they they are not met. This leaves the interpretation up to each individual event supervisor.

The only way to get a definitive answer is to pose this question to the organizers of each tournament you will be competing in.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby adithyabigal » February 19th, 2011, 8:07 am

Well, I have competed in Wright Stuff, and in that competition I actually ended up building a new plane at the competition to no objection. I even borrowed a few tools from the supervisor. I doubt I'll be able to build a new trebuchet at the competition, but I hope they wont object to me removing one bolt....

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby Liv » February 19th, 2011, 11:08 am

Well, I have competed in Wright Stuff, and in that competition I actually ended up building a new plane at the competition to no objection. I even borrowed a few tools from the supervisor. I doubt I'll be able to build a new trebuchet at the competition, but I hope they wont object to me removing one bolt....

The thing is, if you have to make an adjustment or if something breaks while you are competing, you are allowed to do it. Like for example, you can repair a sling IF YOU HAVE THE SUPPLIES ALREADY IMPOUNDED and you can also change the sling IF YOU HAVE THE SLING IMPOUNDED ALREADY.

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby adithyabigal » February 19th, 2011, 12:08 pm

Can I impound multiple trebuchets? That would really solve my problems...

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby Friedoyster3 » February 19th, 2011, 1:24 pm

I was at Thomas Jefferson Middle School's regional toady and they had a 2.222 kg CW and a 41.6g projectile. They had placed their target at what I'm guessing to be somewhere for 17-20 meters (granted they were plagued with a bout of 3 miss fires and ended up launching the ball backwards on all three shots). The point is is that if you can come close to that distance you should be set for most regionals if not most state competitions.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby brobo » February 24th, 2011, 5:59 pm

Can I impound multiple trebuchets? That would really solve my problems...
No, one per team.
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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby pokegman » February 26th, 2011, 6:49 am

Can you put the guides/rails on the FAT at an angle?

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby Singh1997 » February 26th, 2011, 9:26 am

Hey everyone, I hope I'm posting correctly. I know its kinda late, but is a Murlin trebuchet allowed? It kinda uses stored potential energy, but I am not sure.

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Re: Storm the Castle B

Postby brobo » February 27th, 2011, 5:24 am

Can you put the guides/rails on the FAT at an angle?
I don't see why not, but at the same time I don't see why you would want to. You would lose a lot of energy buy angling the rails.
Hey everyone, I hope I'm posting correctly. I know its kinda late, but is a Murlin trebuchet allowed? It kinda uses stored potential energy, but I am not sure.

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If it uses ANY stored energy at all then it is not allowed.
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