Our school won the regional with 2 min 59 sec, and that is in a 23 ft gym. I think for MI state competition, with 25 ft gym, the winner will be 3 mins +.
Since state competition has bonus, a bonus wing can get a flight time over 3:30. We once made a bonus wing that does not climb very high, it flew in a 22 ft gym for 2:40+, and with bonus, it is close to 3:30.
Sorry to hear about your daughter's unfortunate situation. But you must congratulate her and yourself for getting a 7 cm wing plane to fly 4 minutes+. No matter what the height of the site, that is an incredible time.
I would invite you and your daughter to fly in the "unofficial" Science Olympiad event at the US Indoor Championship in Johnson City, TN, at the end of May. The USIC holds a large number of flying events and Wright Stuff will be one of them. There will be a number of very competitive student and adult Wright Stuff flyers. Some of the best indoor flyers in the U.S. might also bring their WS planes.
Recently, there was an indoor contest in Tustin, CA, in a former blimp hanger. The winning time was 5:11 !! 4:09 got last place! The 5:11 flyer will be at the US indoor Championship to take on all challengers.
See you there!
Thanks a lot. Can you give me more information on the "unofficial" Science Olympiad event at the US Indoor Championship in Johnson City, TN? Or the rules are pretty much the same as the official science olympiad?
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I was actually about to post about that. The bar for nationals is set at 5:11, for now. The height of Tustin was about 150-160 feet. I hear the winner has done sci oly in the past and has become quite an expert, judging by the times.leetx wrote: Recently, there was an indoor contest in Tustin, CA, in a former blimp hanger. The winning time was 5:11 !! 4:09 got last place! The 5:11 flyer will be at the US indoor Championship to take on all challengers.
*edit* i belive they use the 2010 specs. but check to make sure.
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So, yes, the bar is set at 5:11. I didn't think it was possible until I witnessed it myself.
Yes, for sure, 2010 rules were used. No bonus wings.
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http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/2010 ... hedule.pdf
The Contest Director is Carl Bakay, firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact him for entry information.
Students can fly for a steep discount.
Note that if you can also compete in other events. For example, the limited penny plane (LPP) is a reasonable next step from Wright STuff. These models have a minimum weight of 3.1g and can fly more than 15 minutes at the site.
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