How do you attach a plastic caliper to the vehicle?

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Re: How do you attach a plastic caliper to the vehicle?

Postby Zxcvbnm123 » March 11th, 2019, 11:11 pm

Can a fixed curve still be done without changing my vehicle?

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Re: How do you attach a plastic caliper to the vehicle?

Postby MadCow2357 » March 12th, 2019, 5:02 am

Zxcvbnm123 wrote:Can a fixed curve still be done without changing my vehicle?

Probably yes. Depends on the situation. I assume that you can drill holes in your caliper?

Dude, if you want help send me a PM with some pictures of your problem. And fyi, I'm not doing mousetrap, so I won't be trying to steal your ideas or anything. However, I am doing Battery Buggy, so I will most likely be able to help you with caliper steering.
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Re: How do you attach a plastic caliper to the vehicle?

Postby BobbyJoe » March 30th, 2019, 8:34 am

I think I am a bit confused, as if now my vehicle can get to 8 meters perfectly but its the backwards that really kills us. We have no control over backwards in terms of breaking and accuracy, could adding a caliper possibly solve this. I don't think I understand how. Also, can anyone PM me pics of the caliper system, I think I might be a little confused on that as well.
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Re: How do you attach a plastic caliper to the vehicle?

Postby MTV<=>Operator » March 30th, 2019, 8:55 am

BobbyJoe wrote:I think I am a bit confused, as if now my vehicle can get to 8 meters perfectly but its the backwards that really kills us. We have no control over backwards in terms of breaking and accuracy, could adding a caliper possibly solve this. I don't think I understand how. Also, can anyone PM me pics of the caliper system, I think I might be a little confused on that as well.


What exactly do you mean when you say you have no control over backwards? Do you have a wingnut braking system? If not there is a lot of information about how to make and implement one on the wiki and forum under the "braking system" threads from both this year and last year. A caliper is used on the vehicle to control the angle offset from one axle to the other so as to create a curved path for the vehicle. This can serve to get your vehicle in line with the VTP on the way back (given the offset), but it will not make your vehicle stop at any point. I did not use a caliper steering system on my vehicle, but if you want to see a picture of my wingnut braking system then feel free to PM me.
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Re: How do you attach a plastic caliper to the vehicle?

Postby BobbyJoe » March 30th, 2019, 9:30 am

I think I misunderstood the usage of the caliper earlier but now I understand. Thanks for the help!
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