MagLev Vehicle B/C

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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

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

Are rechargeable 9 volt batteries allowed in the MagLev trial event in Wisc? It doesn't state they are not. Thank you!
I believe you could actually use any type of battery that outputs 9V. (Granted, you might want to stay away from something weird and dangerous like this.) As long as it looks like a 9V and says "9V" on the outside, you should be good to go.

(Never a bad idea to bring a couple alkalines as backup.)

Also, mxz55o, you don't have much choice if you're buying a new track, right? The new Pitsco ones don't match specs, so you have to go with the Kelvin ones. They'll most likely use those at nationals, too--unless someone had an old set of Pitscos lying around.
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby ryang353 » April 6th, 2011, 2:11 pm

I recommend three pronged propellers. These seem to preform the best, however, they begin to get inefficient after their diameter gets over 4-5 inches. Btw, does anyone know if rechargeable nine volt batteries are allowed?

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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby Jocool » April 7th, 2011, 7:57 pm

Rechargeable 9 volt batteries are not allowed.
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby Primate » April 8th, 2011, 2:54 pm

Rechargeable 9 volt batteries are not allowed.
Where does it say that?
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby Jocool » April 12th, 2011, 7:20 pm

I am mistaken. That was a Car of Tomorrow rule that did not carry over into MagLev.
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby Primate » April 13th, 2011, 4:45 pm

I am mistaken. That was a Car of Tomorrow rule that did not carry over into MagLev.
Oh, okay. I could definitely see that being reinstated, though, if this event ever moves out of trial status.
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby ginaw1 » April 13th, 2011, 5:56 pm

Does anyone have any ideas where to buy the propellers that are smaller and not wright stuff size?
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby Jocool » April 14th, 2011, 5:17 pm

Kelvin, Pitco, those are two main companies that are good.
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby Epicfail21 » April 16th, 2011, 3:09 pm

What kind of tracks did the New York State trial use?
Was it the race track or clear track?
If the race track, did it have magnets on it already?
did you guys buy it from KELVIN?

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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby scifipi » April 17th, 2011, 8:32 pm

Firstly, is this a trial event at nationals? And where could I find pictures of a maglev vehicle? :? :?:

EDIT: Also, where would the propeller(s) go?
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby ginaw1 » April 18th, 2011, 11:21 am

I recommend three pronged propellers. These seem to preform the best, however, they begin to get inefficient after their diameter gets over 4-5 inches. Btw, does anyone know if rechargeable nine volt batteries are allowed?
Do you know where to buy the three pronged propellers? Because I went to my local hobby store but the smallest three pronged propeller was pretty big, about 5 inches long.
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby scifipi » April 19th, 2011, 6:45 pm

Also, what's a chassis tower? I know what a chassis is but the wiki doesn't explain the chassis tower very well. Pictures would be helpful.
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby Jocool » April 21st, 2011, 8:47 am

A chassis tower is the tower that carries the motor(s).
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby scifipi » April 21st, 2011, 1:18 pm

Should it just look like a small tower on the back of the vehicle? Should the vehicle itself look more like an airplane or a levitating car?
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Re: MagLev Vehicle B/C

Postby Jocool » April 24th, 2011, 7:00 pm

Your choice. That is for you to test.
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