Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

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Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby Jim_R » March 19th, 2011, 6:14 pm

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

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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA » March 20th, 2011, 10:22 am

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 » March 20th, 2011, 10:23 am

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 » March 20th, 2011, 10:43 am

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 » March 20th, 2011, 5:32 pm

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 » March 20th, 2011, 6:07 pm

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 » March 20th, 2011, 6:08 pm

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 » March 21st, 2011, 2:12 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 » April 5th, 2011, 6:37 pm

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

Postby HappySciencePie » April 12th, 2011, 12:51 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 » April 12th, 2011, 1:55 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 » April 12th, 2011, 5:36 pm

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 » April 14th, 2011, 5:51 pm

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 » April 19th, 2011, 3:11 pm

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

Postby Frogger4907 » April 29th, 2011, 11:49 am

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