Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

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Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby Jim_R » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:14 am

Discussion for Flying Bird B/C, a National trial event.

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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:22 pm

i have a question. it says this event is a demo event. How is that different from a trial event?
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby quizbowl » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:23 pm

Demo events don't necessarily have to be done by a member of the team.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby FueL » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:43 pm

My ornithologist instincts tell me this is one event I need to see.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:32 am

so are people building their own ornithopter or are they using kits? If so, which kits are good?
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby illusionist » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:07 am

Here is a great video for beginners: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3wWfKEdvpY
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby purplepeopleeater » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:08 am

meh, im not on it, but the videos are super cool!!
:) this is a super neat events. and my suggestion, modify a kit. :)
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:12 pm

EDIT: i dont want to double post so i will use this post instead. We are having a serious problem with getting the ornithopter to flap properly. For example, it flaps fine when the paper for the wings is not there but then when the wing paper is added,it flaps really slowly.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby thewinner » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:37 am

Thicker rubber, maybe.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby HappySciencePie » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:51 pm

Has it been confirmed that the 2010 rules are this year's rules too? I mean, they're on Soinc and they're the only rules we can find, but it'd be good if we could know for sure.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby chalker » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:55 pm

HappySciencePie wrote:Has it been confirmed that the 2010 rules are this year's rules too? I mean, they're on Soinc and they're the only rules we can find, but it'd be good if we could know for sure.


The rules should be the ones posted on the soinc.org website: http://soinc.org/sites/default/files/up ... 09%20C.pdf

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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby HappySciencePie » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:36 am

Okay, thanks! :D

I found a site with ornithopter designs. Apparently it's very aware of Science Olympiad, because four of the designs "qualify for the Science Olympiad flying bird event." http://www.ornithopter.org/store/so.html
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:51 am

yea thats because the owner of the site wrote the rules for this event (i think)
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby fcfirewings5 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:11 pm

What exactly is this event?
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby Frogger4907 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:49 pm

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