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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby ichaelm » September 14th, 2010, 1:43 pm

Fun fact: The test packet CD comes with pictures of everyone's buggy from nationals! They're copyrighted, so I can't post them here. But I noticed some things that most of the top buggies had in common.

  • A pretty big motor
  • Gears
  • Wingnut braking
  • Neatness and cleanliness (Except South MS, that buggy looked like spaghetti!)

Also, Marie Murphy, is that a knife? Looks dangerous...

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Postby robotman » September 14th, 2010, 1:55 pm

ichaelm wrote:Fun fact: The test packet CD comes with pictures of everyone's buggy from nationals! They're copyrighted, so I can't post them here. But I noticed some things that most of the top buggies had in common.

  • A pretty big motor
  • Gears
  • Wingnut braking
  • Neatness and cleanliness (Except South MS, that buggy looked like spaghetti!)

Also, Marie Murphy, is that a knife? Looks dangerous...

It was interesting to see the different kinds.
lots of similar designs.
What/where is the knife on Marie Murphies(num13?)?

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby ichaelm » September 14th, 2010, 2:27 pm

Oh wait, I'm sorry, not Marie Murphy. I was talking about team #1, and I looked on the BB list and Marie Murphy was at the top (because they won) so I thought they were #1 by accident. Marie had a really good idea for keeping the buggy aligned, by the way. Team #1 was Lakeshore.

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby chlorine kills » October 8th, 2010, 7:24 pm

What do you suggest for a wire housing?
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby onixion » October 13th, 2010, 12:23 pm

any help on making it turn
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Bubba1960 » October 13th, 2010, 12:25 pm

onixion wrote:any help on making it turn

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Postby disownedpear » October 13th, 2010, 12:42 pm

what motor and motor battery should i use for maximum power
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Sasher Applesauce » October 13th, 2010, 12:53 pm

Bubba1960 wrote:
onixion wrote:any help on making it turn

Roll it down a hill?

that's pointless in the competition
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Postby onixion » October 13th, 2010, 12:56 pm

n00bs you have to make it turn this year sasha
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby 5asdffdsa5 » October 13th, 2010, 3:18 pm

onixion wrote:n00bs you have to make it turn this year sasha

play nicely :twisted: :twisted: :ugeek:
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby robotman » October 13th, 2010, 3:20 pm

5asdffdsa5 wrote:
onixion wrote:n00bs you have to make it turn this year sasha

play nicely :twisted: :twisted: :ugeek:
onixion wrote:n00bs you have to make it turn this year sasha

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disownedpear wrote:what motor and motor battery should i use for maximum power


Depends on how you design your buggy I believe there is some good discussion and examples of motors in last years thread
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby disownedpear » October 15th, 2010, 6:23 pm

what motor is most powerful
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby robotman » October 15th, 2010, 6:52 pm

It depends on your gearing really.
You could get the fastest possible motor but if you gear it wrong it would mean nothing.
I used sommat along these lines


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