^ To the question about the 1x1 meter, I've had it measured both ways, when it's set and when it isn't. At state they measured it when it was set, so I'm guessing so.
I'm excited for Wheeled Vehicle, but I have no idea how to build it, to be honest. How would you be able to set the rubber band?
To put emphasis on the wording of the rules say something to the effect it only has to fit in the 1m X 1m box in when the vehicle is ready to run. So if the event supervisor says something else, respective, say the rules point out exactly that it’s only in the ready to use position. The key is to be respectful when telling them of their deviation of the rules; everyone makes mistakes now and again. Just make sure you are not losing your ten minutes during this time, this happened to me and I lost the appeal afterword because I didn't ask for the time to be halted.
I went back to help my old team because from the information they gave me was bad and I wanted to give them a reasonable chance of getting top 3 at state. I believe I helped them a lot, about 4 seconds faster in one practice. I haven’t followed this event nearly as well now that I’m a grad, but using state scoring what is some of the lowest numbers out there? I know under zero is common but anyone in the -10's or less?
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