Hectic
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Hectic  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  74  
Bounding box  39×39  
Period  30  
Mod  Unknown  
Heat  74.7  
Volatility  0.98  
Strict volatility  0.98  
Discovered by  Robert Wainwright  
Year of discovery  1984  
 
 

Hectic is a period 30 oscillator that was found by Robert Wainwright in September 1984. It is based in a reaction in which a queen bee shuttle is stabilized by a collision with a glider, which is reflected in the process. Two gliders shuttled in a loop between four queen bees makes up the complete oscillator. Similar but larger loops can be constructed.
While the reaction used in the oscillator is a compact way to reflect a p30 glider stream, it is not very convenient since the queen bee also relies on the glider for survival, and therefore gaps in the glider stream will destroy the shuttle. The buckaroo is more versatile, as it stable on its own.
External links
 Hectic at the Life Lexicon
Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 74 cells
 Patterns with 74 cells
 Patterns found by Robert Wainwright
 Patterns found in 1984
 Oscillators
 Oscillators with period 30
 Oscillators with heat 74
 Oscillators with volatility 0.98
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.98
 Patterns with 180degree rotation symmetry
 Nonflipping oscillators that turn 90 degrees