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Re: Duration

Postby thewinner » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:23 am

Really? I saw a lot of wright bats that broke 10 seconds.
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Re: Duration

Postby mrsteven » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:23 am

thewinner wrote:Really? I saw a lot of wright bats that broke 10 seconds.

well ive only seen like 6 of them and all have failed. Not a great design for duration so most ppl dont use them
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Re: Duration

Postby kjhsscioly » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:45 am

what is a wright bat? I can imagine it must be pretty strange, but ornithopters didn't do to well either.

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Re: Duration

Postby sj » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:47 am

We used an 8 gram wright bat last year at nats which gave us 30+ secs and was good for 6th place with the bonus for one rotor.
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Re: Duration

Postby kjhsscioly » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:51 am

You could use more than one rotor?

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Re: Duration

Postby mrsteven » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:51 am

sj wrote:We used an 8 gram wright bat last year at nats which gave us 30+ secs and was good for 6th place with the bonus for one rotor.

lol ok well that was while it was a trial, i think its become a bit more competitive now...

its basically a single rotor helicopter with 'wings' on it so when it comes down its 'supposed' to float like paper. (it doesnt)

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Re: Duration

Postby sj » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:57 am

mrsteven wrote:
sj wrote:We used an 8 gram wright bat last year at nats which gave us 30+ secs and was good for 6th place with the bonus for one rotor.

lol ok well that was while it was a trial, i think its become a bit more competitive now...


Well yeah obviously :D . Pretty much everyone uses the parlor copter and its just going to come down to who has the best rotor angles and the right rubber thickness. I doubt we are going to see too many innovative designs this year but who knows...
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Re: Duration

Postby mrsteven » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:40 am

sj wrote:
mrsteven wrote:
sj wrote:We used an 8 gram wright bat last year at nats which gave us 30+ secs and was good for 6th place with the bonus for one rotor.

lol ok well that was while it was a trial, i think its become a bit more competitive now...


Well yeah obviously :D . Pretty much everyone uses the parlor copter and its just going to come down to who has the best rotor angles and the right rubber thickness. I doubt we are going to see too many innovative designs this year but who knows...

idk. some people had custom designs that were fairly successful and I can see them doing very well with more testing
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Re: Duration

Postby lllazar » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:31 am

At illinois state last year, i did a last minute wright bat that got 45 seconds, no joke. Double looped 3/32, went all the way to the ceiling of the Armory.
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Re: Duration

Postby kjhsscioly » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:55 am

huh, that is really good for something that looks so bulky. do the big bottom things flap? or just the prop?

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Re: Duration

Postby mrsteven » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:44 am

Just a prop. Dude that's awesome! The one I saw this year did too I was blown away never saw one so good
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Re: Duration

Postby Danny Smith » Sun May 01, 2011 4:44 am

If anyone was curious about the competition coming out of Ohio, my helicopter flew for 1:52 and got sixth place. I actually got 2:08 in a practice run, but the copter was slightly damaged in the recorded flight. :/ Anyway, Im sorry I dont know the top times, but good luck to all those moving on to nationals.

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Re: Duration

Postby chalker » Sun May 01, 2011 1:13 pm

Danny Smith wrote:If anyone was curious about the competition coming out of Ohio, my helicopter flew for 1:52 and got sixth place. I actually got 2:08 in a practice run, but the copter was slightly damaged in the recorded flight. :/ Anyway, Im sorry I dont know the top times, but good luck to all those moving on to nationals.



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Re: Duration

Postby illusionist » Sun May 01, 2011 2:32 pm

Top time in Michigan state was around 2:26. I got a very unfortunate and disappointing 1:09 :(
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Re: Duration

Postby lucwilder42 » Sun May 01, 2011 5:26 pm

illusionist wrote:Top time in Michigan state was around 2:26. I got a very unfortunate and disappointing 1:09 :(

2:39 actually :D
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