Building Materials, Excluding Covering

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Building Materials, Excluding Covering

Postby illusionist » August 29th, 2011, 7:56 am

Discussion for all other materials used in helicopters.
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Re: Building Materials, Excluding Covering

Postby thedoctor » September 5th, 2011, 10:46 am

How do those plastic produce bags (those thin things) compare to tissue? Is it lighter? Since my school has JV teams who would die trying to use mylar film I'm looking for a suitable substitute that's not too difficult to work with.

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Re: Building Materials, Excluding Covering

Postby thedoctor » September 5th, 2011, 10:47 am

Oh whoops sorry I misread the title. I'll repost in the correct thread.

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Re: Building Materials, Excluding Covering

Postby chia » September 7th, 2011, 5:02 pm

Huh. I just got my rules book, and the only specification on materials is this:
Boron filaments must not be used anywhere on the helicopter. Any other material may be used anywhere on the helicopter.
Crazy stuff. I didn't know they ever made it that open.
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Re: Building Materials, Excluding Covering

Postby illusionist » September 7th, 2011, 6:35 pm

:O really?!?

That's gonna make things so much easier for some newbie teams
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Re: Building Materials, Excluding Covering

Postby chalker » September 7th, 2011, 7:20 pm

:O really?!?

That's gonna make things so much easier for some newbie teams

We sure hope so. We also are looking forward to a lot of the national's teams using unobtainium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium) ;)

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Re: Building Materials, Excluding Covering

Postby illusionist » September 7th, 2011, 7:26 pm

Lol. Hmm... would I get penalized for using an unethical material on my copter? =P
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Re: Building Materials, Excluding Covering

Postby chia » September 7th, 2011, 8:02 pm

I suppose based on the rules they can't penalize you, but they'd probably give you dirty looks :lol:
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Re: Building Materials, Excluding Covering

Postby thedoctor » September 7th, 2011, 9:01 pm

I'm dying to get my hands on the rules but I somehow doubt our coach has them yet x-(

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Re: Building Materials, Excluding Covering

Postby Frogger4907 » October 20th, 2011, 7:47 pm

Mr. Anderson,
What would be your recommendations as far as bearings go? Any favorites? Certain ones better than others? etc.
edit: If you were doing this event and you had to choose a bearing which one and why?
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