Div A Events
Each team will build and fly a forced air propelled paper rocket using provided materials towards a target set at a distance while flying through an elevated hoop. This event may take place outside, inside, or both depending on site restrictions for events. If the event takes place outside it may be delayed or canceled if inclement weather with rain or lightning predicted, but not wind. This event has a written test.
Number Students Allowed
2 per team
Impact Safety Glasses (ANSI Z87.1+)
Oct 15, 2023
1) There is a tier violation for rockets not going through the hoop. What exactly is the penalty? Should student prioritize going through hoop even if rocket lands on floor far away from target or should student try for hoop but focus on getting the close to target on wall? 2) How is distance measured on floor or if stuck on hoop? Line of sight to center of target? 3) Does 1 official launch mean students get only 1 try, period? Or do students have multiple tries but only 1 official result recorded? 4) Will the test launch area have hoop and target to practice against? 5) How much tape will be provided? 6) Will there be a pencil sharpener or can students bring pencil sharpener? 7) Are students to bring pencil, pen, eraser, etc. for the written part?
1. Tier penalties mean that the team is scored below teams the successfully fly through the hoop. 2. The distance is measured horizontal from the hoop to the wall with the target. 3. Each member receives one try. 4. No. 5. Enough to create their rocket. 6. Students need to bring sharpened pencils to take their test and one UNSHARPENED pencil to build their rocket on.
There is a tier violation for rockets not going through the hoop. What exactly is the penalty? Should student prioritize going through hoop even if rocket lands on floor far away from target or should student try for hoop but focus on getting the close to target on wall?
Teams not going through the hoop will be scored below all teams making it through the hoop. Teams must focused on both going through the hoop and coming the closest to the target.
As a part of the written test the team will estimate the distance their “airplanes” will hit from the center of the target. • The team will provide a chart showing testing results for the launching for a practice plane. The chart must contain a minimum of 5 practice launches and estimated flight times. can you please explain what is the chart shutent should consider. Need nore info on it. • Team members may take practice up to 3 flights to adjust their plane. These 3 trails are different bove 5 trials. is it part of it.
We are confused about your question. For Airplane, students will bring a chart to show that they can document their experiments and have practiced. The same is true for Air Rockets. The chart the students create is to be of their own design. For both events any test flights at the competition will not be a part of their charts.