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Re: Duration

Postby thewinner » April 19th, 2011, 6:23 pm

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

Postby mrsteven » April 19th, 2011, 6:23 pm

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 » April 19th, 2011, 6:45 pm

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 » April 19th, 2011, 6:47 pm

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 » April 19th, 2011, 6:51 pm

You could use more than one rotor?

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Re: Duration

Postby mrsteven » April 19th, 2011, 6:51 pm

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 » April 19th, 2011, 6:57 pm

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 » April 19th, 2011, 7:40 pm

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 » April 19th, 2011, 10:31 pm

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 » April 20th, 2011, 12:55 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 » April 20th, 2011, 4:44 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 » April 30th, 2011, 9:44 pm

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 » May 1st, 2011, 6:13 am

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 » May 1st, 2011, 7:32 am

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 » May 1st, 2011, 10:26 am

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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