1:30-2 minutes in wright stuff this year is among the best in the country.hmma wrote: ↑February 27th, 2020, 9:02 amIt is quite the falloff but I think this would be more likely accredited to the rule changes regarding wing size, stabilizer size, and propeller size. I have never participated in Wright Stuff so I can't tell of the effect these changes would have but I'm sure it must have something to do with it.boomifailure wrote: ↑February 27th, 2020, 8:56 amWow, that's a bit of a falloff. By any chance is it because of the coach that left?hmma wrote: ↑February 27th, 2020, 8:54 am
Looking at score sheets from competitions Munster has attended (and assuming WS legend is any Munster teams best placement) you can see WS legend has placed at Palatine, RP, and Regionals. They did not place at UMich and I can't seem to remember if they placed at Northridge (although I don't think they did). My best guess to the times WS legend was achieving this year was likely in the range of 1:30-2 minutes with his/her best flights.
Reasons why the times are so much lower:
1) 8 cm propeller. Makes props very inefficient and spin fast, resulting in a long and heavy motorstick so the rubber doesn't droop.
2) Extremely small stab makes the tailboom to be extremely long.
3) Biplanes make it really hard to trim.
4) Thin rubber, again from the inefficient propeller, requires a lot more length.
4) 8 gram planes
Also @hmma, just because they haven't won a competition yet, doesn't mean they're automatically just "not good". On the other hand, just because you won a competition (or a few), you're not automatically "good" by your standards either.