Post date: Apr 8, 2013 12:50:14 PM
This past weekend was all about the ramp- adding the extra height and levels inspired by team Tiki. We also worked on reinforcing/rebuilding various pulley brackets on our telescoping arm, since the high tension was causing the brackets to bend. The arm is fixed, but the ramp is not in the cards: we have an 80% solution, but are are out of time to make it work. In the end, it was a tough call for the team to make, but the extra 20 points afforded by the ramp isn't worth the sacrifice of driving practice and the invitation for Murphy to visit! We will make a nice video of our galliant effort, and include it in our engineering notes.
We did have a great session with Dramatic Joelle, and managed to host a great fundraiser at Christiansburg Kroger's! We've also fashioned our pit area, using... BAMBOO! We've got quite a booth planned. The drivers scored 120+ points in driving practice several times, so Pandas are happy!