Wheeled Vehicle B

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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby samlan16 » November 29th, 2014, 9:04 am

mluth100 wrote:Hello Everybody,
I was assigned Wheeled Vehicle with no previous knowledge of this event. If anyone can offer any advice, please post. If there are any picturs or blueprints you can hare to give me an idea of what to do, then please post those too. Thank you. :?:

Give yourself about 2 weeks to test your vehicle and make sure that it is consistent.
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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby aryanarora123 » November 30th, 2014, 10:29 am

samlan16 wrote:
mluth100 wrote:Hello Everybody,
I was assigned Wheeled Vehicle with no previous knowledge of this event. If anyone can offer any advice, please post. If there are any picturs or blueprints you can hare to give me an idea of what to do, then please post those too. Thank you. :?:

Give yourself about 2 weeks to test your vehicle and make sure that it is consistent.

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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby havensent » December 23rd, 2014, 8:29 am

Section 4D of the rules talks about a #10 can on the track. What is this for? Do competitors have to steer around it?

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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby GoofyFoofer » December 23rd, 2014, 9:01 am

havensent wrote:Section 4D of the rules talks about a #10 can on the track. What is this for? Do competitors have to steer around it?

Yes, you must steer around the can.
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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby 1nxtmonster » January 5th, 2015, 7:32 pm

What degree of accuracy are you getting? I'm experiencing a distance error of +/- 1 inch and a horizontal error of +/- 3 inches. I can't seem to shake the horizontal though
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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby 19mgupta » January 11th, 2015, 9:00 am

How should we try to get the steering? Can we just make a really thin vehicle that avoids the can altogether?

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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby 1nxtmonster » January 11th, 2015, 6:21 pm

In the rules is states that the track will be accommodated for both left and right turning vehicles. However, it never states how far to a side the track will be. Would it be safe to assume that a track width of say 2 meters on either side of the can is reasonable?
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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby roshe123 » January 12th, 2015, 2:09 pm

Did you guys build from a kit or buy materials on your own?

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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby Mister O » January 16th, 2015, 8:48 am

There is no kit that will accomplish exactly what the event requires that I know of. That said, there are several kits from DocFizzix that can be used as a starting platform for a working design. Their Gun-Slinger kit even includes a scrambler brake set-up though you pay a $10 premium for what amounts to less than $3 in hardware store parts. For my son's wheeled vehicle, we picked up a piece of 8-32 all-thread, a wing nut, two plain nuts, some washers, and a piece of 3/16" brass tube for $2.87.

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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby roshe123 » January 19th, 2015, 2:20 pm

Is the fishing pole idea better than a rubber band for the launching mechanisim?

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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby GoofyFoofer » January 19th, 2015, 5:20 pm

roshe123 wrote:Is the fishing pole idea better than a rubber band for the launching mechanisim?

Not necessarily, although it can usually be, as elastics aren't as consistent
(they may become looser, or new ones are too tight, etc.).
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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby Mister O » January 19th, 2015, 9:10 pm

I'm not fond of the flexible rod because they pull in an arc whereas bands (or tubing in my teams' case) have a linear pull.

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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby goodcheer » January 20th, 2015, 6:08 am

1nxtmonster wrote:In the rules is states that the track will be accommodated for both left and right turning vehicles. However, it never states how far to a side the track will be. Would it be safe to assume that a track width of say 2 meters on either side of the can is reasonable?


19mgupta wrote:How should we try to get the steering? Can we just make a really thin vehicle that avoids the can altogether?


2 meters on both sides might be more than is provided. Might be safer to allow 1 meter on each side. Official website has a diagram of the track.

Instead of making the vehicle travel in a straight line, you can design it to travel in a curve by modifying the front axle. You would aim the vehicle to miss the can and then curve back to the finish point.

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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby peteb » January 21st, 2015, 9:53 am

I'm assuming that parts of the vehicle can extend behind the back wheels. It specifically mentions that nothing can extend out the front, and their is no height restriction.

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Re: Wheeled Vehicle B

Postby retired1 » January 25th, 2015, 3:06 pm

Reread 3.e. It says that nothing except the dowel attachment of not more than 2 cm can be in front of the car and that includes the wheels.
The front of the car can overhang the wheels by any amount that is enough to make the dowel holder the furthest forward thing.


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