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« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2022, 08:56:16 PM »

An ES in Illinois at a regional event noted that the J&H, and possibly others, EWS charge jack circuit board has a resistor. This is not permitted on the flight system. J&H indicates that the resistor is legacy from an indicator LED that was removed before shipping. Consistent with their ruling on the switch on the charger (it could not be disabled, it had to be removed), SO indicates that the resistor is not permitted (by rule) on the plane.

The resistor is easily removed, see Josh's instructions at https://jhaerospace.com/product/electron/

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« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2022, 08:44:40 AM »

I sincerely hope, in vain I'm sure, that we never hear of EWS again!

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« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2022, 08:01:48 PM »

I sincerely hope, in vain I'm sure, that we never hear of EWS again! Jimmy J
Well, if you don't listen/watch, your wish will be granted!  Wink

We had our SoCal State competition last Saturday April 2. Awards Ceremony (Zoom remote) will be this Sat. Apr. 9, where we'll find out what places (if any) the teams took.

Our Electric Wright Stuff team (Mesa Verde MS, San Diego) best flight was 1min 21sec under a 24-foot ceiling. Plane just grazed a projector that hangs below the bottoms of the ceiling girders, but the plane finished its flight just fine, no blood no foul. The other flight had a little trouble climbing, only got 1 min 14 sec. Students are pretty happy overall. They have done VERY well all season, they deserve a lot of praise.

First flight:     https://youtu.be/mCADO9LniTY (1 min 14 sec)
Second flight: https://youtu.be/JaD5JbGmuuM (1 min 21 sec)

Fingers crossed.  Grin
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« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2022, 01:17:23 PM »

My kids won first and second at state this year.  To finish off the season we are having a fun contest with prizes for the kids.
It should be fun.

Here are the rules:

Preston Middle School
Science Olympiad Special Tournament
April 17, 2022


Event Rules


   1.   EWS planes will conform to 2022 Science Olympic rules.
   2.   Contestants may use any plane they have constructed for 2022 EWS .  (It is highly recommended the student does not use a current tournament plane that will be entered into a State or National tournament.)
   3.   Contestants must have an unassembled plane at the start of the event (consisting of the built assemblies of the flying plane).
   4.   The plane will be assembled and two glide trims and one flight trim will be allowed.
   5.   The elapsed time for assembly, glide and flight trim will be recorded.The lowest time recorded will receive 5 points, second 4 points … and so on.
   6.   Contestants will be allowed 3 consecutive official flights with duration recorded for each flight. There will be no other flights allowed.
   7.   Flight duration for each flight will be summed and the contestant with the longest total time will be awarded 5 points, second 4 points … and so on.
   8.   A final fly-off including all contestants together will be held.
   •   Charge limit for each plane is 5 seconds.
   •   Contestants will begin charging at the same time.
   •   The contest supervisor will count the charge time beginning at 1 and continuing to 5.
   •   All contestants will release their planes at the count of 5   
9. Points will be awarded for the first landing 1 point, the second landing 2 points, and so on.
10. Each contestant's points will be summed.
   •   The highest point total will be awarded First place, the second-highest point total awarded Second place … and so on.
Event Prizes

There will be awards for places 1 - 5.
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« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2022, 03:44:07 PM »

We had our SoCal State competition last Saturday April 2. Awards Ceremony (Zoom remote) will be this Sat. Apr. 9, where we'll find out what places (if any) the teams took.

Our Electric Wright Stuff team (Mesa Verde MS, San Diego) best flight was 1min 21sec under a 24-foot ceiling. Plane just grazed a projector that hangs below the bottoms of the ceiling girders, but the plane finished its flight just fine, no blood no foul. The other flight had a little trouble climbing, only got 1 min 14 sec. Students are pretty happy overall. They have done VERY well all season, they deserve a lot of praise.

First flight:     https://youtu.be/mCADO9LniTY (1 min 14 sec)
Second flight: https://youtu.be/JaD5JbGmuuM (1 min 21 sec)

Fingers crossed.  Grin
A drum roll, please......

Mesa Verde's Electric Wright Stuff team took 4th place out of all of the Southern Calif State Tournament.

The students worked very hard, and learned quite a lot about why planes fly the way they do. Coaching them was fairly easy for the last few weeks before the tournament. When something happened, they usually knew what to do about it, and/or what tests to run to determine what the problem was etc. They were a pleasure to coach!
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« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2022, 04:51:09 PM »

BTW, did any of you Californians out there, get the spreadsheet that Science Olympiad usually sends out after the SoCal State tournament, showing what overall order each school finishes, and also what place each team took in each event? Got a link to it or etc.?
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« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2022, 01:14:56 PM »

A strong SO presence at the AMA Nats in Eagar AZ, 98' ceiling.

The Sierra Vista team took first and second in EWS. Daniel Guo took first with an incredible 3:19! Second was his partner Adith Alagiri, at 1:50, and third Odessa Wignall at 1:45.

All EWS students also participated in AMA events, and several Youth Junior Cat 3 records were set.

Great job SO teams!

Coach Chuck
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