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Re: Efficiencies

Post by tornado guy » May 22nd, 2011, 5:26 pm

We were really disappointed, my team mates tower got a 42-43 efficiency at our Region and State. For Nationals we did the exact same design except a tad bit lighter and it ended up breaking at 14 for efficiency. We really have no clue on what happened. :?
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by tornado guy » May 22nd, 2011, 5:30 pm

We were really disappointed, my team mates tower got a 42-43 efficiency at our Region and State. For Nationals we did the exact same design except a tad bit lighter and it ended up breaking at 14 for efficiency. We really have no clue on what happened. :?
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by dragonfly » May 22nd, 2011, 8:58 pm

nejanimb wrote:Slightly over 48, I believe.
Actually it was almost a 54 if I'm not mistaken. Congratulations Troy on a fantastic job!

I was fairly disappointed in the other tower efficiencies...I'd expected there would be a greater amount with higher scores in the top 10....either way congratulations to everyone else as well!
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by googlyfrog » May 23rd, 2011, 9:56 am

Our tower gained almost 2 grams on the way, and it used to give us an efficiency around 30. Something happened, and it broke and gave us an efficiency of 9, so we got 48th place. They didn't slow-mo our tower break, so I'm still confused as to how it broke. The chimney basically just collapsed I guess, but I don't know why. I know this is a pretty vague description of what happened, but does anyone have any possible theories about why it happened?

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Re: Efficiencies

Post by lucwilder42 » May 23rd, 2011, 12:01 pm

dragonfly wrote:
nejanimb wrote:Slightly over 48, I believe.
Actually it was almost a 54 if I'm not mistaken. Congratulations Troy on a fantastic job!

I was fairly disappointed in the other tower efficiencies...I'd expected there would be a greater amount with higher scores in the top 10....either way congratulations to everyone else as well!
54 is ridonkulous, i want a picture
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by rjm » May 23rd, 2011, 3:59 pm

These are the unofficial raw scores for the top ten Division B Towers from Nats:

(Tower mass/load supported/score)
4.39/15.000/51.253
4.41/15.000/51.020
4.83/15.000/46.584
5.10/15.000/44.118
6.08/15.000/37.007
6.23/14.767/35.002
6.84/15.000/32.895
7.12/15.000/31.601
6.55/14.296/31.202
5.13/12.477/30.346

First and second were very close.

Sorry, I don't have the raw scores for Division C. Div. C was assigned to another event supervisor. These may end up on Avogadro.

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Re: Efficiencies

Post by Littleboy » May 23rd, 2011, 6:55 pm

wow .02 difference
thats nothing at all

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Re: Efficiencies

Post by Aia » May 23rd, 2011, 11:14 pm

.02g difference between 1st and 2nd? That's absolutely ridiculous. Congrats to all the top teams though- those are some impressive numbers!
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Re: Efficiencies

Post by T-B » May 24th, 2011, 7:21 pm

rjm wrote:These are the unofficial raw scores for the top ten Division B Towers from Nats:

(Tower mass/load supported/score)
4.39/15.000/51.253
4.41/15.000/51.020
4.83/15.000/46.584
5.10/15.000/44.118
6.08/15.000/37.007
6.23/14.767/35.002
6.84/15.000/32.895
7.12/15.000/31.601
6.55/14.296/31.202
5.13/12.477/30.346

First and second were very close.

Sorry, I don't have the raw scores for Division C. Div. C was assigned to another event supervisor. These may end up on Avogadro.

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I am interested to know how many of these top designs were standard 4-column, standard 3-column, bridge-like base, or something completely new?

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Re: Efficiencies

Post by iYOA » May 24th, 2011, 8:40 pm

well if anyone has pictures, could you please upload them?
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