According to Chris's NaramLive site, the new team F DELD record is
1310 seconds. Does anyone know if this was set using r/c? Chris listed the old record as 345 seconds, which is the old non-r/c record. So I'm not sure if Chris mistakenly listed the old non-r/c record against a new r/c record, or if the new record is truly non-r/c.
Thank you for replying. After I made this post, I subsequently found the answer to my question in another forum.
Fortunately, the NAR records website *does* differentiate between r/c and non-r/c records. FWIW, Team Dave & Dave plans to break both records with a "normal" recovery system. Whether we succeed or fail, I'll keep folks updated here.
As you have now found out, records are kept for both R/C and non-R/C.
The new team F Dual Egg Dur records from NARAM last week are now 1310 seconds for R/C (Southern Cruetron) and 454 seconds for non-R/C (Kealakekua team).
You can check Chris? NARAM live site for the ?contest? links to each day?s flying (note that Monday is Day 4. And that F Dual Egg was Tuesday, day 5 button). The contest results are all HTML exports from the actual contest results computer, IIRC, thanks to Chris Kidwell.
Actually, it does for records only. SO there is both an RC and a non-RC record for F DELD. The old F DELD record was probably Gassaways from a different team from NARAM-38. I don't know if the N45 team winner broke the old record, also probably from N38.
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Over the weekend of February 15th and 16th, CRASH made an appearance at the White Sands Regional Meet, held in Alamogordo, NM, sponsored by FLARE and hosted by local rocketry organizations Tripoli New Mexico and Spaceport Model Rocket Association. CRASH was represented by two teams, one C-divisioner, one A-divisioner, and one B-divisioner.
Highlights included team Dave & Dave (formerly "Flying Debris") thermalling away a C Eggloft Duration model on Saturday. We wandered around in the desert for nearly three hours trying to find the stupid thing, and gave up when it started to get dark. I sure didn't want to get lost in the desert at night. It was a 12-minute flight; not quite a national record, but certainly would've been good enough for first place in the contest.
Sunday started off clear, calm, and bright. By the end of the day, no fewer than eight national records would be set. Dave and I were pretty disappointed about losing a good egg flight, so we decided to fly another one to at least get a qualified flight - this time with a smaller chute (only 40" instead of
48"). Shortly after take-off, we could tell this was going to be a repeat of Saturday's flight. We just stood and watched as it kept going up and up and up. But we were determined to get this one back. It didn't drift quite as far down range this time, and we were able to stay underneath it as it caught thermal after thermal. It finally dropped out of the thermals about a half- mile from the launch site. When we got back to the launch site, we found out that that stupid egg had been in the air for 1725 seconds, obliterating the current national record of 1059 seconds. That's nearly a half-hour in the air!
Not to be outdone, Bruce flew his own egglofter model for an average time of
21 minutes. Not quite enough to beat our time, but good enough for another national record. Here's a list of the records that were set over the weekend:
C ELD C div - Bruce Markielewski 1295 sec C ELD T div - Dave & Dave 1725 sec C Alt A div - Ariana Williams 329 meters C Alt C div - Jim Basler (from FLARE) 912 meters C Alt T div - Paranoid Androids 592 meters E SRA A div - Ariana Williams 19594 points E SRA C div - Bruce Markielewski 236950 points E SRA T div - Paranoid Androids 122070 points
It should be noted that our flights for C Altitude and E Super-roc Altitude would've been good enough for national records as well, if Paranoid Androids hadn't beaten us to them.