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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby JSGandora » March 16th, 2011, 2:15 pm

willowmist wrote:I'm an eighth grader, like most of our team; we only have three seventh graders and no sixth graders on the team, which will be a problem next year, at least for Grover... And yeah, most (if not all) of the eighth graders work super hard, so South will probably do well next year too.

We have one sixth grader for Helicopters.

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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby willowmist » March 16th, 2011, 2:17 pm

I meant on the actual competition team, not as an alternate, but that's true.
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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby sj » March 16th, 2011, 2:18 pm

how did u guys do in heli? we got 2:12 on our better flight.
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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby JSGandora » March 16th, 2011, 2:19 pm

Our alternates got 1:55 or 1:45. I forgot, sorry.

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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby sj » March 16th, 2011, 2:20 pm

nice!
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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby MORSE » March 16th, 2011, 3:27 pm

Wasn't it 1:40?
Wait, there are-- yes, three seventh graders, if you are counting alternates as well.

CMS's ratio is the same?
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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby JSGandora » March 16th, 2011, 3:39 pm

It's not a ratio, it's the amount of time (e.g. minutes:seconds). CMS beat us in helicopters by 12 seconds, it might have been 1:40, not too sure. I think it was something in the forties though.

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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby soobsession » March 17th, 2011, 2:03 pm

Two days late, but... what a competition that was.

It's interesting how some things turned out (or in some cases, didn't turn out...)

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Congrats to all participating teams and also to Community MS and WWP S for the State titles yet again. Also congrats to Grover and WWP N as second place teams.

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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby thewinner » March 18th, 2011, 12:24 pm

Just a random observation...
Most of the competitors for Helicopter in Div B were using some form of the Freedom Flight kit. The ones that weren't were not very well built and did not fly for very long. It seems that the competition was more based on build quality and who got more winds on their rubber than the actual design.
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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby new horizon » April 16th, 2011, 4:54 pm

Sorry this is a late reply, but that is very true. Flight events have been normally like that with kits, but for helicopters you have more of a design flexibility, if you will, compared to wright stuff. I believe the top 6 teams for wright stuff all used the freedomflight kit, and it came down to mostly build quality and trimming. However as the WWPHSS team has shown, there's a lot more flexibility with design and that makes it all the more fun.

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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby fanjiatian » April 18th, 2011, 8:11 am

I checked the Nats list. It doesn't seem that NJ will send two teams.
Is Grover going to Nats?

LOL, the last time we went to Nats was in 2007, because a State decided not to go.

We got 15th :)

Wonder what Grover would get this year if they're going.
A lot of the traditionally good teams got beaten this year in other states
It'll be interesting at Nats this year

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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby soobsession » April 24th, 2011, 10:27 am

fanjiatian wrote:I checked the Nats list. It doesn't seem that NJ will send two teams.
Is Grover going to Nats?


It's a pretty similar situation to last year. Three teams need to drop out for Grover to go to Nats. Five teams need to drop out for WWP N to go to Nats. Oregon and Oklahoma drop out for B div... usually. I think. Last year they did. It'll be pretty close, but Grover's got a lot higher chance of going to Nats than WWP N. There's still a possibility.

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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby JSGandora » May 7th, 2011, 5:41 pm

With Nationals less than two weeks away I'm not too sure.

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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby JSGandora » May 8th, 2011, 5:55 pm

Anyone know what trial events we're gonna have next year?

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Re: New Jersey 2011

Postby soobsession » May 17th, 2011, 3:55 pm

Not a clue. Though Bio Blitz for B div. seemed like a pretty big trend. I'm not sure about C div.

Nats is swiftly approaching. I'm not so sure about Grover or North now, but to Community and South, best of luck. NEW JERSEY REPRESENT. :)

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