Triggering the Vehicle

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Re: Triggering the Vehicle

Post by GodOfCars » March 10th, 2020, 10:04 am

Things2do wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 2:39 pm
AugustW wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 10:51 am
CPScienceDude wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 10:46 am

This isn't a place to ask for pictures of a build. I'll give some suggestions though. For braking, I believe the agreed best right now is a wingnut braking system. See Here. As for release, think everyone kinda has their own thing.
I already have the wingnut. I was not sure what to change about my breaking system. Do you know if the method of using a pencil to hold it up through a hole in the back is accurate. I didn't know if this could be done with great accuracy, or if that was simply not achievable with this system.
I had the pencil through a hole in my ramp and a standard wingnut brake on a ~400 gram car with CD wheels, and I had regular sub-10 point runs, including at my Regional, and a sub-5 point run in practice.
Don't the rules say that it is illegal for the pencil to touch the ramp?
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Re: Triggering the Vehicle

Post by knightmoves » March 10th, 2020, 11:03 am

GodOfCars wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 10:04 am
Don't the rules say that it is illegal for the pencil to touch the ramp?
No.

The rules do say, however, that the competitor may not touch the ramp (5i).

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Re: Triggering the Vehicle

Post by AugustW » March 10th, 2020, 11:19 am

Things2do wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 2:39 pm
AugustW wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 10:51 am
CPScienceDude wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 10:46 am

This isn't a place to ask for pictures of a build. I'll give some suggestions though. For braking, I believe the agreed best right now is a wingnut braking system. See Here. As for release, think everyone kinda has their own thing.
I already have the wingnut. I was not sure what to change about my breaking system. Do you know if the method of using a pencil to hold it up through a hole in the back is accurate. I didn't know if this could be done with great accuracy, or if that was simply not achievable with this system.
I had the pencil through a hole in my ramp and a standard wingnut brake on a ~400 gram car with CD wheels, and I had regular sub-10 point runs, including at my Regional, and a sub-5 point run in practice.
Thanks, I will try to incorporate that design into mine.

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Re: Triggering the Vehicle

Post by GodOfCars » March 10th, 2020, 11:28 am

According to the rules, isn't the pencil not allowed to touch the ramp?
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Re: Triggering the Vehicle

Post by xiangyu » March 10th, 2020, 4:30 pm

AugustW wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 11:19 am
Things2do wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 2:39 pm
AugustW wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 10:51 am


I already have the wingnut. I was not sure what to change about my breaking system. Do you know if the method of using a pencil to hold it up through a hole in the back is accurate. I didn't know if this could be done with great accuracy, or if that was simply not achievable with this system.
I had the pencil through a hole in my ramp and a standard wingnut brake on a ~400 gram car with CD wheels, and I had regular sub-10 point runs, including at my Regional, and a sub-5 point run in practice.
Thanks, I will try to incorporate that design into mine.
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