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Re: Scrambler

Postby croman74 » February 24th, 2009, 5:32 pm

It probably means that you have too much friction in the baring and other places. And/or, your car is too heavy.
I don't think it's too heavy. But there is either too much friction, like you said, or your launcher isn't strong enough. No offense danger will robinson, but I really don't think that somebody out there has a car too heavy.
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Re: Scrambler

Postby Untrained_Doctor1 » February 26th, 2009, 3:38 pm

Hey guys, ive gota bit of a prob
my car is going straight and pretty fast and is a real good car
the only problem is that when it breaks it skids BAD
like the car will go to the stop and then move
any suggestions on a fix or whats going on
i use a wingnut break and one note that may be important is that the front is kinda a bit more heavy then the back....
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Re: Scrambler

Postby Dark Sabre » February 26th, 2009, 3:41 pm

What are the wheels made out of?

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Re: Scrambler

Postby scichic34 » February 26th, 2009, 3:42 pm

yea, depends on the wheels
rubber is good for stopping skid

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Re: Scrambler

Postby croman74 » February 26th, 2009, 4:16 pm

Hey guys, ive gota bit of a prob
my car is going straight and pretty fast and is a real good car
the only problem is that when it breaks it skids BAD
like the car will go to the stop and then move
any suggestions on a fix or whats going on
i use a wingnut break and one note that may be important is that the front is kinda a bit more heavy then the back....
Try adding friction to the wheels.
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Re: Scrambler

Postby Flavorflav » February 26th, 2009, 5:14 pm

Try to up the friction on the wheels first, but if the brake is on the back you might have to consider putting it on the heavier end. Also, you could try putting a rubber washer in between the frame and the wingnut, so the brakes apply a little more slowly.

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Re: Scrambler

Postby jweil_buddha » February 27th, 2009, 6:09 am

I just finished my new cars. One is metal and one is Good they are both amazingly straight and the way the same. I was amazed because I stink at building so my partner made the cars frame crazy straight. I will probably post pics of them soon. Im also almost done with my spring launcher anyone know what kind of spring works the best? Where should I get it?
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Re: Scrambler

Postby Untrained_Doctor1 » February 27th, 2009, 9:48 am

thanks guys
ill look into that and let you know how it goes
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Re: Scrambler

Postby cooltiger » February 28th, 2009, 11:06 am

If you guys remember a while back cryjea said the car went 9 3/4, she's my partner and I'm happy to say we got it 11 meters :D calibrations are almost done so where just about ready.
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Re: Scrambler

Postby scichic34 » March 1st, 2009, 2:45 pm

ok
my car is made of carbon fiber, and has cd wheels
it goes really straight for the first like, 10 meters, but then swerves to the left
the wheels are on straight, and i'm pretty sure it's not human error.
what now?


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