Battery Buggy B

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Gemma W » April 3rd, 2011, 4:19 am

Our buggy has a similar design except with the front and back reversed. I don't know much about different wheels, but I think that those were mentioned earlier as being good, and as long as they don't wobble and have good traction, they should be fine.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Epicfail » April 3rd, 2011, 6:35 pm

We were thinking about doing what you did. What are the benefits? more sturdy?

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Gemma W » April 4th, 2011, 4:13 pm

I'm not sure if there is much of a difference, but it might make sure that the front doesn't get caught, since if the front wheels weren't spinning they could hypothetically get caught on something and create skidding. Just a thought. Also, make sure that whichever side has one wheel is lower and maybe weight it if needed to prevent jumping up when you stop. If your ca doesn't go that fast this won't be a problem.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Epicfail » April 5th, 2011, 6:32 pm

How fast would you need to be going? like 8m in 3 seconds?

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Gemma W » April 6th, 2011, 4:11 am

About that, yeah. Maybe 4 at most.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby AngryBird » April 6th, 2011, 5:54 pm

I've been going 8m in 3 sec. but for some reason it lost speed at states. :?:

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Gemma W » April 7th, 2011, 4:01 am

Maybe either batteries or batterie case. Also check to make sure that your gears are meshing.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby scifipi » April 9th, 2011, 12:41 pm

For the threaded axle spring, how long should it be? I don't know much about why it prevents skidding or anything. Just that it is almost a necessity.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Gemma W » April 9th, 2011, 6:41 pm

The point of the spring is to slow the car down so it will have less momentum to skid. If your car doesn't skid it is unneeded. It should be long enough that it will slow the car down enough to prevent skidding but short enough to compress fully each time to keep consistency.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Kevinluvzdimsum » April 10th, 2011, 12:39 pm

Is it allowed to have an obstacle outside of the track width?

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Gemma W » April 10th, 2011, 12:40 pm

Is it allowed to have an obstacle outside of the track width?
What do you mean? Is what allowed to have an obstacle outside the track width?
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Kevinluvzdimsum » April 10th, 2011, 12:58 pm

Is it allowed to have an obstacle outside of the track width?
What do you mean? Is what allowed to have an obstacle outside the track width?
Like having the tape not being flatten out and having the event near a wall to challenge those who have exceeded the track width and since there is no penalty.

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Gemma W » April 10th, 2011, 1:33 pm

I'm not sure what you mean, but the track can have any surroundings. It can be as close to a wall as they want as long as the published width is not infringed upon. They can do anything that it does not specify in the rules.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Kevinluvzdimsum » April 10th, 2011, 2:27 pm

I'm not sure what you mean, but the track can have any surroundings. It can be as close to a wall as they want as long as the published width is not infringed upon. They can do anything that it does not specify in the rules.
Oh okay that was all I was wondering about. Thanks!

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Postby Gemma W » April 10th, 2011, 3:06 pm

Glad I could help.
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