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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby builder83 » December 18th, 2018, 6:57 am

M017 wrote:I was planning on making a rifle scope holder to the top of my buggy and sight the crosshairs on the inside side of the outer bonus can. Then I could just make my car go a little to the right of the can


Would that work consistantly as you adjust your steering or are you using one set curve? Our scope measurement is different for each distance.

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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby M017 » January 1st, 2019, 6:42 pm

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M017 wrote:I was planning on making a rifle scope holder to the top of my buggy and sight the crosshairs on the inside side of the outer bonus can. Then I could just make my car go a little to the right of the can


Would that work consistantly as you adjust your steering or are you using one set curve? Our scope measurement is different for each distance.

To have it so it adjusts with the steering, one could mount it onto the end of the caliper that moves along with your axle that gets adjusted by it, then have that always be on the same point and just move the rest of your car. Pretty much the inverse of what is probably "normal" or most common thought about first.

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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby invisiblebanana » February 28th, 2019, 1:22 pm

Um so can we use lasers or not? The rules contradict each other.
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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby MadCow2357 » February 28th, 2019, 1:44 pm

invisiblebanana wrote:Um so can we use lasers or not? The rules contradict each other.

No you can't use lasers. It's an electronic device, which is prohibited.
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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby invisiblebanana » March 3rd, 2019, 6:21 am

Are we allowed to impound the lasers and remove it before the run?
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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby sciolyperson1 » March 3rd, 2019, 6:26 am

invisiblebanana wrote:Are we allowed to impound the lasers and remove it before the run?


Rule 3f states, "Electrical components are limited to batteries, wires, motors, switches, resistors, potentiometers, and mechanical relays. Electric/electronic tools of any sort, except a stand-alone calculator, are prohibited."
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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby invisiblebanana » March 3rd, 2019, 8:54 am

What about rule 5 c iv?
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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby sciolyperson1 » March 3rd, 2019, 8:58 am

invisiblebanana wrote:What about rule 5 c iv?


I assume they mean "sighting devices" as physical, non-electrical devices, such as protractors, rulers, etc.
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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby invisiblebanana » March 3rd, 2019, 9:10 am

Oh, okay.

Is anyone planning to use a protractor, or is that a bad idea?
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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby builder83 » March 3rd, 2019, 10:20 am

invisiblebanana wrote:Oh, okay.

Is anyone planning to use a protractor, or is that a bad idea?


Suppose it could work. You can use a small scope, just not a lazer. The possible issue with a protractor is you still have to accommodate for adjusting the steering of the buggy, unless your steering does not adjust.

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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby invisiblebanana » March 3rd, 2019, 3:18 pm

Alright, thanks :)

If you used a sight then do you need to physically crouch down and look through it at the competition?

As you can probably tell I'm not experienced with this stuff
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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby builder83 » March 4th, 2019, 5:27 am

invisiblebanana wrote:Alright, thanks :)

If you used a sight then do you need to physically crouch down and look through it at the competition?

As you can probably tell I'm not experienced with this stuff


Well I do not think there is a height requirement. Build it 4 feet above your buggy :) if you don't want to physically crouch down! Cannot verify or deny how accurate it would be.

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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby invisiblebanana » March 4th, 2019, 9:32 am

Ok, thanks :)

Are you planning to use a rifle scope in your buggy?

If so, are you planning to do the thing that you mentioned?
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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby builder83 » March 4th, 2019, 6:51 pm

invisiblebanana wrote:Ok, thanks :)

Are you planning to use a rifle scope in your buggy?

If so, are you planning to do the thing that you mentioned?


Scope? Of course.

4 feet off the ground? Naw... I gota get down on the ground. But I'd like to see it!

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Re: Sighting/Alignment

Postby mtownley » March 7th, 2019, 6:03 am

You cannot use a laser. We learned that the hard way at an invitational. However since I interpreted as not being able to and the coach interpreted it as you could as long as it was removed before run we had a backup method. After that invitational we used a sight/scope from my son’s airsoft gun. He had a three wheel vehicle and the back wheel is set with a protractor mounted on the car. Then the sight was aligned using the fixed can. He lays on the ground to look through it. Works like a charm.


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