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Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: November 1st, 2018, 6:21 am
by megrimlockawesom
last year our buggy was very wide and blocky. With the newer rules I'm not so certain if this will work. I am going to assume that a lot of the newer designs are going to be slimmer like in electric vehicle 2017 as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEkrM5TGFCU

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: November 1st, 2018, 4:52 pm
by sciolyperson1
last year our buggy was very wide and blocky. With the newer rules I'm not so certain if this will work. I am going to assume that a lot of the newer designs are going to be slimmer like in electric vehicle 2017 as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEkrM5TGFCU
I think that 15cm is already very narrow, there really isn't any point going any thinner. Minimum thinness should be amount 10cm imo.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: December 15th, 2018, 4:09 pm
by windu34
Finally got my vehicle events video posted here: link

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: December 20th, 2018, 8:00 pm
by ElGuapo
Anyone know what should be the length of the threaded rod for the wingnut to travel across and shut down the microswitch?
I am just now ordering the materials (I know...a little late in the day) and was hoping to cut down on some of the trial & error - building time. For a 12 Meter (curve) run. Will the wingnut need a 6 inch threaded rod or less or more to cover the distance from one end of the rod to the other end (to the micro switch)?
I hope I am making sense.
I would really appreciate it if someone could share their experience.

Thanks!!

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: December 20th, 2018, 10:45 pm
by Umaroth
Anyone know what should be the length of the threaded rod for the wingnut to travel across and shut down the microswitch?
I am just now ordering the materials (I know...a little late in the day) and was hoping to cut down on some of the trial & error - building time. For a 12 Meter (curve) run. Will the wingnut need a 6 inch threaded rod or less or more to cover the distance from one end of the rod to the other end (to the micro switch)?
I hope I am making sense.
I would really appreciate it if someone could share their experience.

Thanks!!
It all depends on your wheel diameter, the gearing to your threaded rod, and the thread count on the rod itself. The higher the thread count, the shorter you will need it because the wingnut would travel a shorter distance per rotation of the rod. If the wheels are bigger, you would not need as much rod because it travels farther per wheel rotation. If you gear the rod so the wheel rotation to rod rotation ratio is greater, you would not need as much rod because the wheel rotates more per rotation of the rod. It just depends on how you want to design your buggy.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: December 21st, 2018, 6:57 am
by ElGuapo
Does anyone have any experience with 1/8" /3mm rod with 2-3/8" Banebots wheels (that's what I am planning on using). How long a threaded rod would be enough for the wingnut to make it across? Thanks!

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: December 21st, 2018, 9:43 pm
by ElGuapo
Finally got my vehicle events video posted here: link
Thank you!!
Really appreciate your taking the time out to put this together and post it here!
This is really helpful!

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: December 23rd, 2018, 2:37 pm
by retired1
I am not working with battery buggy this year.
I have 8 bane-bot wheels 1/2 " hub 2 7/8 dia and shaft size 0.158 Green tires.
Have threaded rod that fits 10 " long and at least one 8" plain stainless rod. Miscellaneous bushings and thrust bearings.
An assortment of gears. Not sure which ones go together.
Any body still looking for this?

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: December 23rd, 2018, 5:03 pm
by builder83
I am not working with battery buggy this year.
I have 8 bane-bot wheels 1/2 " hub 2 7/8 dia and shaft size 0.158 Green tires.
Have threaded rod that fits 10 " long and at least one 8" plain stainless rod. Miscellaneous bushings and thrust bearings.
An assortment of gears. Not sure which ones go together.
Any body still looking for this?
@Madcow2357

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: December 23rd, 2018, 5:03 pm
by builder83
I am not working with battery buggy this year.
I have 8 bane-bot wheels 1/2 " hub 2 7/8 dia and shaft size 0.158 Green tires.
Have threaded rod that fits 10 " long and at least one 8" plain stainless rod. Miscellaneous bushings and thrust bearings.
An assortment of gears. Not sure which ones go together.
Any body still looking for this?
@Madcow2357 these T40s or 80s?