That did not happen last year. As long as it was rotating, the device was considered good. If it ran out while up, they stopped the time, but as long as it dislodged while still rotating, the device was considered good. Super frustrating.[/quote]I don't know if people who run the events at the OH state tournament, but if they do and run it like they have been at invites and such, the instant a helicopter gets stuck on something(not supporting itself solely with generated lift), the time is stopped, even if it releases itself after.
At our Regional, a Helicopter has gotten stuck twice in the past two years. The way they score it, the time is stopped when either: the helicopter touches the ground, or the rotors stop spinning.