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Postby invisiblebanana » March 25th, 2019, 1:37 pm

I totally had a 0 cm gap, 0 sec run time and was 0 cm away from the target ;)
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Postby Tendan » March 25th, 2019, 7:38 pm

I totally had a 0 cm gap, 0 sec run time and was 0 cm away from the target ;)
Why not go for the universe breaking -1 cm gap?
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Postby builder83 » March 25th, 2019, 9:18 pm

I totally had a 0 cm gap, 0 sec run time and was 0 cm away from the target ;)
Totally doable! Buggy glider flies over photogate with an on point landing!

Anyway at state my goal is under 3 sec, under 3 cm, under 25 cm gate. Can always get a tighter gate but doubt I will need it. Gota study thermo more anyway...

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Re: States

Postby invisiblebanana » March 26th, 2019, 4:25 am

I totally had a 0 cm gap, 0 sec run time and was 0 cm away from the target ;)
Why not go for the universe breaking -1 cm gap?
Imagine if the rules counted the bonus distance as the distance chosen by the participant for the bonus and also had no bonus distance limit.

Then you could have a -99999....... gap

And get a -9999999999....... score

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Postby shrewdPanther46 » March 26th, 2019, 7:22 am

Hmm so do you think this is a troll or do you think they meant regionals.
They either have a godly buggy or they got reallly lucky. Idk, maybe its a troll
Its bs lol
1.9 seconds is faster than my run at nats (2.086, fastest run at nats last year)
while it is bs its probably possible even with dc motors

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Postby OhioRockstar » March 26th, 2019, 11:34 am

We got 1st at States but it was close. We had a 12 cm gate. We had a time of 1.9 and got 0.3 cm from point. So thats a score of -46.5
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Postby invisiblebanana » March 26th, 2019, 12:38 pm

They either have a godly buggy or they got reallly lucky. Idk, maybe its a troll
Its bs lol
1.9 seconds is faster than my run at nats (2.086, fastest run at nats last year)
while it is bs its probably possible even with dc motors
I mean, you can buy a 3000 rpm dc motor, and use an absurdly high gear ratio and make it have less than a 1 second speed.

Although most people don't do that since it lowers the accuracy by a lot.
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Re: States

Postby shrewdPanther46 » March 26th, 2019, 1:17 pm


Its bs lol
1.9 seconds is faster than my run at nats (2.086, fastest run at nats last year)
while it is bs its probably possible even with dc motors
I mean, you can buy a 3000 rpm dc motor, and use an absurdly high gear ratio and make it have less than a 1 second speed.

Although most people don't do that since it lowers the accuracy by a lot.
ever heard of torque?

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Re: States

Postby OhioRockstar » March 26th, 2019, 6:56 pm

while it is bs its probably possible even with dc motors
I mean, you can buy a 3000 rpm dc motor, and use an absurdly high gear ratio and make it have less than a 1 second speed.

Although most people don't do that since it lowers the accuracy by a lot.
ever heard of torque?
yeah, you probably would have to make the buggy super light, like literally balsa chasis

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Re: States

Postby windu34 » March 27th, 2019, 6:46 pm


I mean, you can buy a 3000 rpm dc motor, and use an absurdly high gear ratio and make it have less than a 1 second speed.

Although most people don't do that since it lowers the accuracy by a lot.
ever heard of torque?
yeah, you probably would have to make the buggy super light, like literally balsa chasis
<1.9 s is definitely possible, and not necessarily at the loss of accuracy. The national EV champion in 2016 had 1.6 seconds with perfect accuracy and was not the fastest device at the tournament. Although they used brushless motors, I think 1.9 is possible with brushed. That said, I agree its unlikely.
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