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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by robotman » May 30th, 2009, 7:18 am

yea the one i am using is a simple wingnut braking system in which there is a wingnut on a threaded rod and you turn it x amount of times and it moves till the wingnut hits two locked nuts
this is one i used for wheeled vehicle
http://gallery.scioly.org/details.php?image_id=156
here is a vidoe of a wingnut brake
http://gallery.scioly.org/details.php?i ... ode=search

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by croman74 » May 30th, 2009, 8:05 am

Yeah, I would definitely go with the wing nut. It's reliable, easy to make, and easy to calibrate.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by haven chuck » June 11th, 2009, 12:21 pm

What kind of propulsion systems to people use, basing off of a motor?
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by 49ers » June 11th, 2009, 12:28 pm

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49ers wrote:I can't believe this event replaced Scrambler!!! and we placed 5th in Scrambler at states!! We were gettiong really good at it!!!
That's why they rotate events.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by fleet130 » June 12th, 2009, 11:45 am

The old Battery Buggy is, indeed, similar to Electric Vehicle. The rules are almost word for word except for allowing the use of electronic devices.

Scrambler was originally a division C event only and Mousetrap Vehicle was only in division B. Over the years,the division B event was morphed into a series of wheeled vehicle events. A few years ago, a decision was made to to include the wheeled vehicle events and Scrambler in a rotating schedule for both division B & C. That is where we are currently at; however, The rotation could change at any time. I suspect that's why the schedules are now in a private area on the national website.

There is no guarantee the new rules will be anywhere near the same as the old ones. Events are often completely revamped when they are brought back. EV was, in fact, a rewrite of the BB rules (with some Wheeled Vehicle thrown in) to adapt the event for division C. I've compiled a history of the wheeled vehicle events.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by 49ers » June 16th, 2009, 3:12 pm

I'm sorry fleet130 but you just really confused me...
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by andrewwski » June 16th, 2009, 3:29 pm

Re-read his post then, it really is quite straightforward.

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by 49ers » June 16th, 2009, 3:37 pm

It makes sense, but IDK what he means by what he posted...
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by fleet130 » June 16th, 2009, 6:39 pm

49ers wrote:I'm sorry fleet130 but you just really confused me...
You're not the only one! I thought I clicked "Reply" to a message asking if Battery Buggy was anything like Electric Vehicle. Now I can't even find the original message. Didn't mean to confuse anyone.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by engineeringmaniac » June 20th, 2009, 9:19 pm

This event seems very simmilar to scrambler to me. I was just gonna use the same break design (a wing nut / threaded axle) but wat if i had the wing nut trigger a switch that turned off the power to stop the car?
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