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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:48 pm    Post subject: The Future is Here. Reply with quote

http://www.pdga.com/announcements/revolutionary-spec-enhancement-discs

GPS discs? Internal Glowie lights? All sorts of wackiness will be theoretically possible.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An internal motor with eccentric that accentuates or diminishes disc spin?

Gyros to flatten the flight plane for maximum distance? (No more throwing nose up/down)

So many ideas!
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how this will effect new discs to be made?

(iii) gradually thins from the thickest section with a maximum slope of 60 degrees relative to the surrounding part of the flight plate. No part of the underside of the flight plate may be closer than 0.3 cm to the plane defined by the bottom of the rim.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming we want to embed a glowie light as mentioned above. Assume that we can get manufacturing to build it with a thickness of 0.5 cm and within a diameter of 5 cm.

This will leave a cylinder of radius 2.5 cm beneath the disc and then it will need to slope down to the 0.5 cm flight plane.

The distance along the flight plane that we needed at a slope of 22.5 degrees was:
d = 0.5 cm / tan 22.5 degrees = 1.2 cm

With the change we need:
d = 0.5 cm / tan 60 degrees = 0.3 cm

The volume of material needed to make this slope is a drastic change:
V old = base*height/2 * 2*pi*r = 1.2cm*0.5cm*pi*3.7cm = 7.0 cm3
V new= base*height/2 * 2*pi*r = 0.3cm*0.5cm*pi*2.8cm = 1.3 cm3

Using a density of rubber of 1.1 g/cm3 this is a difference of 7.7 - 1.4 = 6.3 grams.

When we're dealing with a max weight of 180 grams That's a large savings. Dont forget the extra weight that we added with 5 cm diameter cylinder and the led assembly that we added. I believe the hop eis that this savings in weight would make it more feasible to add the other things below the disc.

If you were wondering how it would change the flight of the disc, I doubt it would change it much. Most of the air travels ver the flight plate and the rim.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also the 0.3 cm... A canadian quarter is 0.15cm thick. Hold two of them between your fingers. That's what we're talking about here.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But how will I change the batteries?

Gotta factor in the hinge plate lol

I want to imbed a small generator that produces sparks and smoke when the disc is thrown perfectly above a certain speed.....kinda like those batting video games.....when you do it perfectly the ball (or disc in this case) turns into a ball of high speed FIRE!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm yes, they haven't changed the "solid" portion of the description. Maybe those "Near Field Chargers".
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumber wrote:
But how will I change the batteries?

Gotta factor in the hinge plate lol

I want to imbed a small generator that produces sparks and smoke when the disc is thrown perfectly above a certain speed.....kinda like those batting video games.....when you do it perfectly the ball (or disc in this case) turns into a ball of high speed FIRE!!!!!


Why would you want this? big grin
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roxie wrote:
Thumber wrote:
But how will I change the batteries?

Gotta factor in the hinge plate lol

I want to imbed a small generator that produces sparks and smoke when the disc is thrown perfectly above a certain speed.....kinda like those batting video games.....when you do it perfectly the ball (or disc in this case) turns into a ball of high speed FIRE!!!!!


Why would you want this? big grin


Point.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumber wrote:
But how will I change the batteries?


In related news, Apple will now manufature disc golf discs.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roxie wrote:
Thumber wrote:
But how will I change the batteries?

Gotta factor in the hinge plate lol

I want to imbed a small generator that produces sparks and smoke when the disc is thrown perfectly above a certain speed.....kinda like those batting video games.....when you do it perfectly the ball (or disc in this case) turns into a ball of high speed FIRE!!!!!


Why would you want this? big grin


Because every once and a while I screw up and throw that perfect shot by accident lol
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

briggs wrote:
Thumber wrote:
But how will I change the batteries?


In related news, Apple will now manufature disc golf discs.


At least with Apple you can plug it in to charge it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LeppyR64 wrote:
briggs wrote:
Thumber wrote:
But how will I change the batteries?


In related news, Apple will now manufature disc golf discs.


At least with Apple you can plug it in to charge it.


But Apple will charge you 10x the amount of the competition and will only work on Apple designed courses. big grin

I wonder if they could use a similar technology that is used in watches that charges them as you move your wrist?
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jme198 wrote:
LeppyR64 wrote:
briggs wrote:
Thumber wrote:
But how will I change the batteries?


In related news, Apple will now manufature disc golf discs.


At least with Apple you can plug it in to charge it.


But Apple will charge you 10x the amount of the competition and will only work on Apple designed courses. big grin

I wonder if they could use a similar technology that is used in watches that charges them as you move your wrist?

Apple will also own your score,
get a 15% of any tournament earnings,
and will not allow you use anything but their white and gold coloured disc golf bag.

You can only throw right hand backhand shots unless you opt for the deluxe edition of the disc, which is the very same, but comes with a less restrictive end user agreement.

Apple also reserves the right to demand that you return the disc to the manufacturer without warning.

Of course, apple will not produce a unit with a replaceable battery, but the one you get will last for at least 12 months before you need to scrap the entire disc and get a new one.

You are forbidden to share the disc, and it must only be sold back to apple.
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