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Gravity Vehicle C

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby Danny Smith » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:58 pm

It seems like there are two ideas about gravity vehicle going around. One idea was that the car would be propelled by a falling mass, presumably pulling a string to turn the wheels. But other sources say like an eggless scrambler. From my kowledge of scramblers, they were pushed by a swinging mass of some kind, but then just coasted. So which is more accurate? Does the power source travel with the car? Just so I can begin to conceptualize some plans.

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Postby chalker7 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:05 pm

Danny Smith wrote:It seems like there are two ideas about gravity vehicle going around. One idea was that the car would be propelled by a falling mass, presumably pulling a string to turn the wheels. But other sources say like an eggless scrambler. From my kowledge of scramblers, they were pushed by a swinging mass of some kind, but then just coasted. So which is more accurate? Does the power source travel with the car? Just so I can begin to conceptualize some plans.


The second one is closer, but still not quite there. It will be a vehicle travelling down a ramp, propelled solely by its own mass.
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby Danny Smith » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:36 am

chalker7 wrote:The second one is closer, but still not quite there. It will be a vehicle travelling down a ramp, propelled solely by its own mass.

Will we be building the ramp, or will we just build the cars that roll down a standard ramp for everyone? This isnt what i expected.

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby chalker7 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:51 am

Danny Smith wrote:
chalker7 wrote:The second one is closer, but still not quite there. It will be a vehicle travelling down a ramp, propelled solely by its own mass.

Will we be building the ramp, or will we just build the cars that roll down a standard ramp for everyone? This isnt what i expected.

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:15 am

awww man. come on chalker, I expected to build some crazy-complex thing that uses a falling mass that is mounted on the vehicle with like 29 pulleys....
way to rain on my parade =P

So a ramp huh? is it steep? will there be a set pitch for the surface?
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby chalker7 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:18 am

illusionist wrote:awww man. come on chalker, I expected to build some crazy-complex thing that uses a falling mass that is mounted on the vehicle with like 29 pulleys....
way to rain on my parade =P

So a ramp huh? is it steep? will there be a set pitch for the surface?


There are maximum external dimensions, but beyond that it's up to your own design.
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Postby illusionist » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:22 am

woohoo! no limits. I like it
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Postby hmcginny » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:09 am

any hints on what the scoring will be like? is it just hitting a point as quickly and accurately as possible?
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby starpug » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:06 am

Can we all just wait for the rules to come out?
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby chalker » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:11 am

illusionist wrote:awww man. come on chalker, I expected to build some crazy-complex thing that uses a falling mass that is mounted on the vehicle with like 29 pulleys....
way to rain on my parade =P



Just wanted to point out it's my brother 'chalker7' that's raining on your parade. As for myself, 'chalker', it's always sunny, just like in philly;)

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby chalker » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:13 am

hmcginny wrote:any hints on what the scoring will be like? is it just hitting a point as quickly and accurately as possible?



Yes, measurements of various types will be made, and those will go into a formula to calculate the result. Low score wins;)

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby bearasauras » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:37 am

chalker wrote:
hmcginny wrote:any hints on what the scoring will be like? is it just hitting a point as quickly and accurately as possible?



Yes, measurements of various types will be made, and those will go into a formula to calculate the result. Low score wins;)


Yes, and ideally you'll want your vehicle to go as quickly, as accurately and as close to your predicted time as possible
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby Luo » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:39 am

bearasauras wrote:
chalker wrote:
hmcginny wrote:any hints on what the scoring will be like? is it just hitting a point as quickly and accurately as possible?



Yes, measurements of various types will be made, and those will go into a formula to calculate the result. Low score wins;)


Yes, and ideally you'll want your vehicle to go as quickly, as accurately and as close to your predicted time as possible

Not to mention, heh, that you use gravitational potential energy as the vehicle's sole means of propulsion to reach a Target Point after, in fact, you design, build and test one vehicle and ramp. :P
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:23 pm

starpug wrote:Can we all just wait for the rules to come out?

no. we're too excited. not to gain an advantage, but plain excitement
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