Gravity Vehicle C

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby austinfhs » September 7th, 2011, 7:26 pm

100 cm height x 75 cm x 75 cm. Vehicle track max 35 cm, mass max 2.5 kg.
That's a rather large ramp for just 35 cm of track ... I'm guessing the vehicle track is how long the vehicle can run on the ramp? And would the maximum weight be for the vehicle itself or the ramp? That's kinda tough for the ramp (okay not really, but it's interesting).

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » September 7th, 2011, 7:27 pm

I believe "Track Width" refers to how wide the vehicle is, and not how long. Also, the 2.5 is pertaining to the vehicle.
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby chalker » September 7th, 2011, 7:30 pm

There was quite a bit of speculation when official lists came out, I'm pretty sure the rumor about it being scrambler without the egg was started there. It's probably located somewhere in that 2011-2012 Thread.

It looks like the rumor originated from Luo (http://www.scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic. ... er#p171386) on July 3rd.

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby chalker » September 7th, 2011, 7:30 pm

I believe "Track Width" refers to how wide the vehicle is, and not how long. Also, the 2.5 is pertaining to the vehicle.

Correct.

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby Luo » September 7th, 2011, 7:37 pm

There was quite a bit of speculation when official lists came out, I'm pretty sure the rumor about it being scrambler without the egg was started there. It's probably located somewhere in that 2011-2012 Thread.

It looks like the rumor originated from Luo (http://www.scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic. ... er#p171386) on July 3rd.
Heh, sorry. I based that prediction upon these two prior posts: http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php? ... 9&#p166959 and http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php? ... 7&#p169517.

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby haverstall » September 7th, 2011, 7:54 pm

I'll take some of the fall for convincing Luo it was scrambler w/o an egg.

For those who have been thinking about ramp design, how are you thinking about constructing it? We were thinking sheet metal with ribs underneath it for support as a preliminary thought.
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » September 7th, 2011, 7:58 pm

The issue I have with metal is that unless you have really rubbery wheels, you will have absolutely no grip whatsoever (unless you plan on adding guide rails to keep your vehicle straight)
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby haverstall » September 7th, 2011, 8:01 pm

The issue I have with metal is that unless you have really rubbery wheels, you will have absolutely no grip whatsoever (unless you plan on adding guide rails to keep your vehicle straight)
Oh definitely. That's one reason I don't like it, because I'm afraid the wheels will just slide down the ramp, rather than roll.
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby chalker » September 7th, 2011, 8:37 pm

Heh, sorry. I based that prediction upon these two prior posts: http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php? ... 9&#p166959 and http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php? ... 7&#p169517.

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Oops, those are earlier posts by several weeks. Sorry for trying to place the blame on you. Looks like the first post to mention it is beaverkid's on May 29th

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby beaverkid » September 7th, 2011, 9:22 pm

Chalker, you called?


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