Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby Olman » April 30th, 2011, 5:20 am

Just some info for the future.
Ray Harlan used gearing in his motor. This event requires, at this point a direct drive, so you'll never get it flying that fast.

There is plenty of products on the market to build this event and be competitive BTW.

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby yogoperson » April 30th, 2011, 8:34 am

A minute is a loonngg time. XD
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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby fleet130 » April 30th, 2011, 9:01 am

If I remember correctly, the current rules allow gearing for division C, but not B. After searching the internet for over 3 hours, I had not found a plethora of info/resources. The photos/video I linked to were the only decent ones I found.

There's no question more resources are available today than 7-8 (possibly more) years ago when this first came up. With the advent of re-chargeable electric airplanes/cars in the market, it may not be a problem; however, The availability of resources should be verified as this problem has occurred before (e.g. Mars Map/Remote Sensing).

If anyone has more info, I'm sure posting it here would benefit the future of the event.
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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby Olman » April 30th, 2011, 9:27 am

The Science Olympiad website has resources that are fine. We purchased what we needed from the company recommendations on the site. I believe the motor we used was from the same company as one of your links (fleet130).

Correct we are in Div.B, C had landing gear and could use gears.

Here's a link to the e-Wright Stuff Trial rules for both B & C.

http://www.illinoisolympiad.org/tournaments/state.html

This is another video, it ran for about a minute.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUq6QKlNCMU

Hope it helps.

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby gcruz24 » May 4th, 2011, 2:23 pm

so about 2 minutes would be reasonable for a medal ..,right?

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby yogoperson » May 4th, 2011, 3:27 pm

I think so. But, I think 2.5 minutes would do best. For me, it hasn't flown over 30 seconds yet!
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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby gcruz24 » May 5th, 2011, 2:19 pm

I think so. But, I think 2.5 minutes would do best. For me, it hasn't flown over 30 seconds yet!
I know nothing about this event,How do you charge the capacitor?

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby yogoperson » May 5th, 2011, 4:39 pm

I think you are supposed to use a wire to connect the capacitor to batteries.

I'm rebuilding my plane, so should I make the pieces I'm going to glue together overlap or no? As in, for example, the wings?
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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby flarfingar » May 5th, 2011, 4:50 pm

Does any one have advice for a wingspan for wright stuff capicitor

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Re: Electric Wright Stuff B/C [Trial]

Postby flarfingar » May 5th, 2011, 5:44 pm

For the Monoplane, should I use a medium motor and medium Capacitor or small motor and large capacitor? :)


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