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Re: Ramp Creation

Post by Tendan » December 2nd, 2019, 7:52 am

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What's a good thickness for the sheet metal to build the ramp out of - something that's thin enough to work with easily but not too thin to be weak? Thanks!
You could also try particleboard. It's just really bendy wood.
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Re: Ramp Creation

Post by 095067 » December 6th, 2019, 1:32 pm

Hello, is one ramp allowed for all the teams of one school?

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Re: Ramp Creation

Post by sciolyperson1 » December 6th, 2019, 3:02 pm

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Hello, is one ramp allowed for all the teams of one school?
According to the rules and code of ethics, "One or more of a 15-member team must have constructed all pre-built devices presented for judging." Personally I don't think you would be able to, as after you impound you can't put it back in the impound area for your 2nd team to compete.
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Re: Ramp Creation

Post by Tendan » December 9th, 2019, 6:07 pm

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Hello, is one ramp allowed for all the teams of one school?
As we just found out at LISO, each team must have their own ramp. They allowed us to compete all of our cars with one ramp, but I doubt a supervisor will let it slide again.
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Re: Ramp Creation

Post by Lorant » December 9th, 2019, 9:48 pm

Yeah that does not sound legal.
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Re: Ramp Creation

Post by MTV<=>Operator » December 11th, 2019, 7:10 pm

How is everyone attaching the sheet metal surface to the plywood sides? Would I be able to just drill through the sheet metal into the plywood to hold it down, or is there more involved in the attachment process? Also, is 1/16" a good thickness to use? Thanks.
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Re: Ramp Creation

Post by CPScienceDude » December 11th, 2019, 7:19 pm

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How is everyone attaching the sheet metal surface to the plywood sides? Would I be able to just drill through the sheet metal into the plywood to hold it down, or is there more involved in the attachment process? Also, is 1/16" a good thickness to use? Thanks.
I used 1/16 and it's working well. I used sheet metal screws to screw through the sheet metal and into the wood frame.
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Re: Ramp Creation

Post by MTV<=>Operator » December 11th, 2019, 7:33 pm

CPScienceDude wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 7:19 pm
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December 11th, 2019, 7:10 pm
How is everyone attaching the sheet metal surface to the plywood sides? Would I be able to just drill through the sheet metal into the plywood to hold it down, or is there more involved in the attachment process? Also, is 1/16" a good thickness to use? Thanks.
I used 1/16 and it's working well. I used sheet metal screws to screw through the sheet metal and into the wood frame.
Ok, thank you. Would 1/2 in be adequate thickness for the plywood?
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Re: Ramp Creation

Post by CPScienceDude » December 11th, 2019, 8:20 pm

MTV<=>Operator wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 7:33 pm
CPScienceDude wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 7:19 pm
MTV<=>Operator wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 7:10 pm
How is everyone attaching the sheet metal surface to the plywood sides? Would I be able to just drill through the sheet metal into the plywood to hold it down, or is there more involved in the attachment process? Also, is 1/16" a good thickness to use? Thanks.
I used 1/16 and it's working well. I used sheet metal screws to screw through the sheet metal and into the wood frame.
Ok, thank you. Would 1/2 in be adequate thickness for the plywood?
That's what mine is, be careful when screwing the sheet metal onto the plywood, cause it started to split for me.
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Re: Ramp Creation

Post by MTV<=>Operator » December 11th, 2019, 8:27 pm

Ok. Thanks for the help!
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