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Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 8th, 2010, 5:10 pm
by new horizon
sights are really easy to build. a U shaped bridge on the front and back of the buggy with a stick running across it will work sufficiently.

also for your wheels, i don't think it affects straightness, but it does affect your skid. Why are you making your own wheels? It's not a very accurate thing to do, you can buy prebuilt wheels and drill them to the size of your axle rod, or use CDs/something circular.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 8th, 2010, 5:18 pm
by Jocool
wheels do affect straightnes because if they wobble or one turns the other doesn't it won't go strait but yes dont make your own wheels as new_horizon said.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 9th, 2010, 12:56 am
by fleet130
Does anyone know if you can start your Battery Buggy during a run parallel to the center line, but not on it? But still on the starting line.
Generally, you can do anything that isn't prohibited by the rules, is not a safety hazard and doesn't violate the spirit of the competition. I see no language in the event or general rules that would disallow it.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 11th, 2010, 2:48 pm
by danyalukin
Does anyone know if you can start your Battery Buggy during a run parallel to the center line, but not on it? But still on the starting line.
Generally, you can do anything that isn't prohibited by the rules, is not a safety hazard and doesn't violate the spirit of the competition. I see no language in the event or general rules that would disallow it.
No, the rules prohibit it. moreover, you automaticaly loose 20 points bonus.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 11th, 2010, 2:54 pm
by penclspinner
Does anyone know if you can start your Battery Buggy during a run parallel to the center line, but not on it? But still on the starting line.
Generally, you can do anything that isn't prohibited by the rules, is not a safety hazard and doesn't violate the spirit of the competition. I see no language in the event or general rules that would disallow it.
No, the rules prohibit it. moreover, you automaticaly loose 20 points bonus.
Actually danyalukin I would beg to differ. I don't see any where in the rules where it specifically says that you cannot run your device parallel to the center line.

I agree with the automatically losing the 20 points bonus, but it is not prohibited.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 11th, 2010, 3:04 pm
by new horizon
what's the problem? is it that your buggy doesn't go straight? If you're so concerned you can set it off a little (use a sighting device and set it off from it) to avoid penalties.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 11th, 2010, 4:32 pm
by Jocool
yeah. just tilt it in a countering direction.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 12th, 2010, 2:57 pm
by lkanakamedala0
Can somebody give me anyways on making my battery buggy going exactly straight....with out putting any displacement

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 12th, 2010, 3:03 pm
by robotman
Can somebody give me anyways on making my battery buggy going exactly straight....with out putting any displacement
Start by checking wheel and axle alignment using a carpenters square

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 12th, 2010, 6:48 pm
by Jocool
then wheel locking and frame angles.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 12th, 2010, 9:26 pm
by fleet130
No, the rules prohibit it. moreover, you automaticaly loose 20 points bonus.
When identifying prohibitions in the rules, it's always best to quote the language that states the prohibition. What is the language that requires the vehicle to start on the centerline?

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 13th, 2010, 7:51 pm
by new horizon
anyway, aiming the buggy off course would be a better option. Instead of automatically losing the pts, at least you could go for it and you might lose those points but the buggy could veer in the opposite direction before the wheels on the end cross the tape.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 14th, 2010, 6:18 pm
by Jocool
thats what we did. it is so much more reasonable.

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 15th, 2010, 11:05 am
by SOCoach
Has anyone found any advantange / disadvantage to a front wheel powered car as opposed to a rear wheel powered car?

Re: Battery Buggy B

Posted: April 15th, 2010, 3:50 pm
by new horizon
There is a post on this forum about it, but generally I think that front wheel breaking (aka a rear wheel powered car) has less skid.