Are any North Carolina teams planning on building a practice field (half or full sized)? Also are any teams planning on hosting a scrimmage. Preferably in the RTP/RDU area. Thanks.
We have a half field setup in Charlotte at the FIRST Zone. We built the airship pretty close to full operation minus the robot hanging davits. You should get an invitation from Marie the Regional Director but I will post it out here too.
The Flying Platypi have a practice half-field in High Point North Carolina at Oak Hollow Mall. If there are any NC teams that are closer to that area we would welcome anyone who wants to practice on it.
There is a full practice field (Triad Zone) in Whitsett NC, between Greensboro and Burlington. Everyone in NC is welcome to come and use it.
All NC teams received an email about these two fields. Check with the mentors on your team who receive these emails on how to sign up to use the fields.
The Triad Zone field has two replica boilers, but will currently only have two airship perimeter frames with gear pegs you can raise if you need to practice passive gear handling, and should have hanging arms.
I posted our open house/ scrimmage date here in Charlotte:
For the majority of the NC teams, the Triad Zone is much closer.