Gravity Vehicle C

User avatar
Tendan
Member
Member
Posts: 62
Joined: January 27th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Division: C
State: PA
Location: There
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 0

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Post by Tendan » February 12th, 2020, 2:20 pm

petal wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Do you guys use scopes for aligning your ramps and if so, have they been working well? I've just been using the lines on the floor to align and so far it has been okay at every invitational I have gone to, but I know that is not a good idea and that those lines cannot be trusted (and may not always be there). If not a scope, does anyone have any other suggestions for alignment?
If you need a quick/cheap option, you can make a sight using two toothpicks stuck in a piece of wood. You line the toothpicks up with each other like an iron sight. Done right, it works just as well as a scope, with the one downside of being very fragile.
2019 - 2020 Events
~ Boomilever
~ Detector Building
~ Gravity Vehicle
~ Machines
~ Ping-Pong Parachute

User avatar
MoMoney$$$;)0)
Member
Member
Posts: 136
Joined: January 14th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Division: C
State: OH
Has thanked: 30 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Post by MoMoney$$$;)0) » February 13th, 2020, 2:11 pm

Tendan wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 2:20 pm
petal wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Do you guys use scopes for aligning your ramps and if so, have they been working well? I've just been using the lines on the floor to align and so far it has been okay at every invitational I have gone to, but I know that is not a good idea and that those lines cannot be trusted (and may not always be there). If not a scope, does anyone have any other suggestions for alignment?
If you need a quick/cheap option, you can make a sight using two toothpicks stuck in a piece of wood. You line the toothpicks up with each other like an iron sight. Done right, it works just as well as a scope, with the one downside of being very fragile.
Another suggestion if you're rushed is to use a straw (Wider ones preferred), and then use tape and cover half of it up, that draw a thin line halfway though it the tape. Would suggest an actual scope otherwise.
Division C - Northeast Ohio
Gravity Vehicle
Machines
Detector Building
Circuit Lab


2019-2020 Medal Count: 5

"Don't be upset by the results you didn't get from the work you didn't do"

Post Reply

Return to “Gravity Vehicle C”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest