Battery Buggy B

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby MattChina » January 4th, 2019, 6:31 am

goscioly wrote:I like to see how a Caliper Steering actually works, does the kit from https://wardsci.com/store/catalog/produ ... 470309-700 have caliper steering? I got most of what need to be built, but caliper steering is something I am not able to get a handle on, I did look at the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKC8MYR ... e=youtu.be and the forum thread on Steering. Any other pointers?

Maybe go on youtube and search up battery buggy or electric vehicles. Caliper steering is just measuring how much you move something by. It really does not matter as long as the method you have is repeatable and measureable with how much you are steering each time. Also you dont need to make the same post in two separate topics.
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Battery buggy B

Postby muhammad123 » January 8th, 2019, 10:05 am

At Bayard Rustin I saw that a lot of the teams that medaled went for the bonus. Is the bonus necessary if you want to medal scince it seems a lot of teams are doing it and most of the teams that did it, medaled.(when I say necessary I mean if you want a chance to medal)

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Re: Battery buggy B

Postby MadCow2357 » January 8th, 2019, 12:23 pm

You've gotta be kidding me agh :roll: ... was it really necessary to create a whole new topic for this small question??? I feel like I've said this over 10 times now smh. Maboi, for future reference avoid creating new topics, and also you can edit posts.
Yes, a bonus would be necessary to be competitive.
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Re: Battery buggy B

Postby waffletree » January 8th, 2019, 2:16 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:You've gotta be kidding me agh :roll: ... was it really necessary to create a whole new topic for this small question??? I feel like I've said this over 10 times now smh. Maboi, for future reference avoid creating new topics, and also you can edit posts.
Yes, a bonus would be necessary to be competitive.

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Re: Battery buggy B

Postby sciolyperson1 » January 8th, 2019, 2:27 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:You've gotta be kidding me agh :roll: ... was it really necessary to create a whole new topic for this small question??? I feel like I've said this over 10 times now smh. Maboi, for future reference avoid creating new topics, and also you can edit posts.
Yes, a bonus would be necessary to be competitive.



They're new to forums, calm down.

Also, it's really fine to create a new topic for a question, but it's recommended that you post it elsewhere.

I competed at Rustin for Buggy and got first, I'd say that in order to medal easily at most competitions, definitely go for bonus. That said, it's still possible to medal without getting the bonus.

You can dm me if you have any further questions about Rustin Buggy.

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Re: Battery buggy B

Postby muhammad123 » January 8th, 2019, 3:08 pm

thank you and sorry madcow

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Re: Battery buggy B

Postby MadCow2357 » January 8th, 2019, 5:03 pm

muhammad123 wrote:thank you and sorry madcow

No problem, and I should be the one apologizing. Sciolyperson is right in the fact that overrreacted ;)
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby MadCow2357 » January 31st, 2019, 11:44 am

Probably not the place for this, but @retired1 and @Hopelessnewbie have you received my PMs about buggy? Just wanted to make sure that they went through, because they were sent a while ago.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby ElGuapo » January 31st, 2019, 12:20 pm

What would be the ideal length of the vehicle? Mine is about 16" long and even then the smallest shift in the steering makes a big difference (btw...I am not using a caliper steering).
Do I need to make it a little longer? Did anyone max the allowed length?
Anyone willing to share how long their device is and if they are happy with the steering etc... Thanks!

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby MadCow2357 » January 31st, 2019, 4:10 pm

40 cm. Using caliper steering and having some problems with the gears meshing.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby ElGuapo » January 31st, 2019, 5:34 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:40 cm. Using caliper steering and having some problems with the gears meshing.

Thanks for sharing madcow! Mine is about the same length too. Should I try making it a little bigger or you think it might hinder passing through the cans.
Thanks!

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby MadCow2357 » January 31st, 2019, 6:36 pm

ElGuapo wrote:
MadCow2357 wrote:40 cm. Using caliper steering and having some problems with the gears meshing.

Thanks for sharing madcow! Mine is about the same length too. Should I try making it a little bigger or you think it might hinder passing through the cans.
Thanks!

No need, not like it gives you any significant benefit in doing so. Passing through the cans is one thing, but increasing the length will also increase your weight which is not the best thing.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby sciolyperson1 » January 31st, 2019, 6:56 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:
ElGuapo wrote:
MadCow2357 wrote:40 cm. Using caliper steering and having some problems with the gears meshing.

Thanks for sharing madcow! Mine is about the same length too. Should I try making it a little bigger or you think it might hinder passing through the cans.
Thanks!

No need, not like it gives you any significant benefit in doing so. Passing through the cans is one thing, but increasing the length will also increase your weight which is not the best thing.


Of course there's a benefit of a longer buggy. A longer buggy means that you can more precisely measure the starting angle of the buggy, which makes the buggy a lot more accurate.
Increasing the length does increase the weight, but for many, weight doesn't matter much. Weight makes the car go slower, which in turn makes the car more consistent. Skid is also decreased.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby ElGuapo » January 31st, 2019, 7:20 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:
ElGuapo wrote:
MadCow2357 wrote:40 cm. Using caliper steering and having some problems with the gears meshing.

Thanks for sharing madcow! Mine is about the same length too. Should I try making it a little bigger or you think it might hinder passing through the cans.
Thanks!

No need, not like it gives you any significant benefit in doing so. Passing through the cans is one thing, but increasing the length will also increase your weight which is not the best thing.

Thank you!! Appreciate the input!!

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby ElGuapo » January 31st, 2019, 7:27 pm

sciolyperson1 wrote:
MadCow2357 wrote:
ElGuapo wrote:Thanks for sharing madcow! Mine is about the same length too. Should I try making it a little bigger or you think it might hinder passing through the cans.
Thanks!

No need, not like it gives you any significant benefit in doing so. Passing through the cans is one thing, but increasing the length will also increase your weight which is not the best thing.


Of course there's a benefit of a longer buggy. A longer buggy means that you can more precisely measure the starting angle of the buggy, which makes the buggy a lot more accurate.
Increasing the length does increase the weight, but for many, weight doesn't matter much. Weight makes the car go slower, which in turn makes the car more consistent. Skid is also decreased.


Thanks!! I see what you mean. I’m doing fine speed wise. So even if it slows a little I should be ok, I think. How long is your device? I believe there’s been a mention of the length twice on this forum and both devices (including MadCow’s) are 40 cms. Does anyone one have a longer buggy and hows it working out. One of my concerns is that a long buggy’s tail might touch a can while passing through, especially on a ‘sharper’ curve like 9 mts.


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