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by themadhatter
January 1st, 2012, 2:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Gravity Vehicle C
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Views: 80088

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

I was looking in the rules manual and I noticed that 5.d. says that "Competitors must not verify the distance by rolling the vehicle on the track surface (floor) between the start and finish line at any time prior to or during the competition." Are we allowed to roll the vehicle off the track since ...
by themadhatter
November 29th, 2011, 2:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Gravity Vehicle C
Replies: 805
Views: 80088

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

I understand that some of the gravitational PE will be converted to rotational KE. What I'm not sure about is how to calculate rotational KE when you have multiple wheels of varying shapes and sizes.
by themadhatter
November 28th, 2011, 7:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Build Events
Topic: Gravity Vehicle C
Replies: 805
Views: 80088

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

I was thinking of making a curved ramp over a flat ramp for obvious reasons... I'm curious, given the extensive discussion on this topic, what you think those obvious reasons are ? I believe elmono means that the vehicle will travel faster down a brachistochrone curve than a flat ramp. The problem ...

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