Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

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Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jim_R » March 20th, 2010, 12:24 pm

Discussion for Car of Tomorrow, a trial event in New York.

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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby blue cobra » March 20th, 2010, 1:21 pm

Keep overall weight down

Keep propeller weight down

Make sure your polarity is correct

Remember two 9v in parallel is still only 9v

Always use fresh batteries when testing
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » March 20th, 2010, 2:20 pm

also no electro-magnets, only permanent.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » March 21st, 2010, 7:58 am

what kind of motors do people use?
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby lllazar » March 22nd, 2010, 7:08 pm

This seems like a really cool event, how do you keep the car levitated? Magnets? Also, how does the car move....

Man i sound like such an idiot, i read the rules and the only thing i understood: car, pull. load.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » March 22nd, 2010, 7:16 pm

there is a maglev car that is propelled by fans. i think that is the only way for it to move :?:
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby lllazar » March 22nd, 2010, 8:12 pm

Jocool wrote:there is a maglev car that is propelled by fans. i think that is the only way for it to move :?:


A of course.....fans. So a motor powers the fans, and the car has to pull a load. Seems simple enough, i suppose thats why its not in C div....i wish it was though :( id love to do something like this.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » March 23rd, 2010, 5:48 pm

i think it may used to have been. any way, it isn't as simple as it sounds. you need to make sure the fans dont hit the track wals and you need to get polarity, levitation height, and power etc. right otherwise it epic fails.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby blue cobra » March 26th, 2010, 10:30 am

Jocool wrote:i think it may used to have been. any way, it isn't as simple as it sounds. you need to make sure the fans dont hit the track wals and you need to get polarity, levitation height, and power etc. right otherwise it epic fails.


And sometimes it epically fails anyway.

You also need to chart test runs and predict your time. Prediction is a big part of it.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » March 26th, 2010, 12:37 pm

the tracks are bent and/or warped sometimes which doesnt help either.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » March 26th, 2010, 4:39 pm

Jocool wrote:what kind of motors do people use?

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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » March 29th, 2010, 10:14 pm

Before, I wrote:what kind of motors do people use?

Again, I wrote:
Jocool wrote:what kind of motors do people use?

i ask this question again.

now it ask again: what kind of motors do people use?
please answer before i get past-tense sickness :D . :|
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby blue cobra » March 30th, 2010, 1:25 pm

I'd think many people just use a regular 9v DC motor like you can get from radio shack.
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby Jocool » March 30th, 2010, 6:40 pm

really? we order special motors from a catalog. they work very well. how long should it take to travel the track length w/o a sled?
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Re: Car of Tomorrow B [NY Trial]

Postby cypressfalls Robert » March 30th, 2010, 10:57 pm

this event sounds cool. Is there a track the car goes over?


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