Of course. Good luck to you and your team!Xiangyu,
As for possible improvements in flight duration under a 30 ft ceiling, there are many variables to test. Matching rubber to propeller, propeller design, propeller pitch and learning to wind close to 90% of breaking turns are a few of the most important. Actual projections of flight time I need to keep as private team information as you will understand.
Keep up the good work and keep up the research and testing.
Yeah I discovered it's not very effective to film under the plane afterwards. I'll set up a tripod next time at the outer parameter of the circle and film it from there next time.commenting on Xiangyu's results.
Video, I find it a little hard to see what the plane is doing from that perspective, I recommend you take more from the side, I find it easier to see flight attitude that way.
Agree with Eric's comment on where you stand. Once you launch, back slowly away from the planes flight path, outside the circle. Less chance of the plane hitting you and as noted, you'd be surprised how much your body influences the local air movement. And back to the video, I personally find it easier to understand what the plane is doing from the side as opposed to being under it
how did you already get the kits apparently everyones got back ordered??I just came back from the gym. Overall it was okay. When we got there the fans were on blowing pretty hard and we tried to fly the plane but it didn't work out great (the fan is one of those that's attached to the ceiling and blows straight down - We consistently got around 50s - a minute in that condition). We flew for about an hour in that condition and then decided to look for another place with less current. (My school has 2 gyms so...) The other gym was better and we did a couple of flights (See details below) but then sports practice started and we had to leave, but I think we're off to a good start and we'll test again next Sunday.
Details of flight in "the good gym";
Time: 1 minute 8 seconds
Wing incidence: 5 mm
Rubber width: 1/16 inch
Rubber Weight (without the 2 black rings): 2.54 g
Winds Forward: 3000
Winds Backwards: 345
Winds Left after Flight = ~ 300 (not exactly sure since the plane hit one of my teammates and released a bunch of winds before we recovered it)
Main problem - Steep decline at last second (perhaps due to rubber running out?)
Gym Height - ~30 ft
See counter-clockwise video here (we didn't have time to try out turning clockwise): https://youtu.be/ISIuRUXOGik
Let me know if you see something that I should change. I think the main problem is that we ran out of winds causing the final steep dive so we will probably add another 300-600 winds next time.
I'm not sure, but my coach ordered pretty early in the season and emailed Dave last week. Our kits are probably the first batch.how did you already get the kits apparently everyones got back ordered??
I ordered mine last month a built it this weekend.I'm not sure, but my coach ordered pretty early in the season and emailed Dave last week. Our kits are probably the first batch.how did you already get the kits apparently everyones got back ordered??
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