ghorsche, I get about 13 seconds for your design and 13.5 for mine. You must have a faster computer than me or something. A built in timer would really help this challenge, but in the meantime as long as comparisons in speed are done by same computer it shouldn't be huge issue.
Argax, thanks. The precision U-Turn probably took about an 30-60 minutes. It isn't too hard to get it in the goal with that method, using a binary like search to find the right placement, but it took alot more effort to get it in the goal before slowing down from hitting the ground. First I had been trying with a longer arm, but once switched to shorter one it was much easier.