Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA » May 9th, 2011, 5:56 pm

what times have you been getting?
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby jjnv » May 16th, 2011, 11:35 am

Will the official rules be used to judge the demo event? It sounds like only flying time matters from reading the updates on the NSO website.

Do we need to sign up for this event or it is open all day.

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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby fleet130 » May 16th, 2011, 1:52 pm

This website is an unofficial resource with no connection to Science Olympiad Inc, or the national tournament organizers. You must contact the National Tournament organizers for information concerning that tournament. Start by reviewing the Rules Clarifications and FAQson the official Science Olympiad Website. There may be additional information on the official National Tournament website.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby HappySciencePie » May 16th, 2011, 7:55 pm

Does anybody know how to actually make it fly? I've been trying, but I don't know if I'm winding or letting it go right or anything.
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Re: Flying Bird B/C [Trial]

Postby iYOA » May 17th, 2011, 6:29 pm

How did you guys do? What were your opinions on how the event was run at nats?
We were kinda unlucky because while we were winding, the ornithopter broke. The assistants let us repair it. However, the rubber band got stuck by the time it was about 30 ft in the air-something that had never happened before. So our ornithopter fell down and snapped one of its wings. Our flight time was "only" 20.4 seconds because of this. Since the flight was over 15 seconds, we qualified for the finals in which we were told that they would take the second official flight. I spent most of the day in the McClain building repairing the ornithopter. When we went to the finals, only 5 teams showed up and our bird flew for 37.5 sec which was what we had expected. That was good enough to get second but it turned out that the judge had decided the flight times at the finals would not be official. Instead we got a $5 gift card to the union south LOL.

Since I never had time to use my gift card I am willing to sell it for $6 (includes shipping and handling) :P
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