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Gravity Vehicle C

Postby Jim_R » July 2nd, 2011, 4:52 pm

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby Danny Smith » August 29th, 2011, 3:58 pm

It seems like there are two ideas about gravity vehicle going around. One idea was that the car would be propelled by a falling mass, presumably pulling a string to turn the wheels. But other sources say like an eggless scrambler. From my kowledge of scramblers, they were pushed by a swinging mass of some kind, but then just coasted. So which is more accurate? Does the power source travel with the car? Just so I can begin to conceptualize some plans.

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby chalker7 » August 29th, 2011, 4:05 pm

It seems like there are two ideas about gravity vehicle going around. One idea was that the car would be propelled by a falling mass, presumably pulling a string to turn the wheels. But other sources say like an eggless scrambler. From my kowledge of scramblers, they were pushed by a swinging mass of some kind, but then just coasted. So which is more accurate? Does the power source travel with the car? Just so I can begin to conceptualize some plans.
The second one is closer, but still not quite there. It will be a vehicle travelling down a ramp, propelled solely by its own mass.
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby Danny Smith » August 29th, 2011, 5:36 pm

The second one is closer, but still not quite there. It will be a vehicle travelling down a ramp, propelled solely by its own mass.
Will we be building the ramp, or will we just build the cars that roll down a standard ramp for everyone? This isnt what i expected.

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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby chalker7 » August 29th, 2011, 5:51 pm

The second one is closer, but still not quite there. It will be a vehicle travelling down a ramp, propelled solely by its own mass.
Will we be building the ramp, or will we just build the cars that roll down a standard ramp for everyone? This isnt what i expected.
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » August 29th, 2011, 7:15 pm

awww man. come on chalker, I expected to build some crazy-complex thing that uses a falling mass that is mounted on the vehicle with like 29 pulleys....
way to rain on my parade =P

So a ramp huh? is it steep? will there be a set pitch for the surface?
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby chalker7 » August 29th, 2011, 7:18 pm

awww man. come on chalker, I expected to build some crazy-complex thing that uses a falling mass that is mounted on the vehicle with like 29 pulleys....
way to rain on my parade =P

So a ramp huh? is it steep? will there be a set pitch for the surface?
There are maximum external dimensions, but beyond that it's up to your own design.
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby illusionist » August 29th, 2011, 7:22 pm

woohoo! no limits. I like it
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby hmcginny » August 29th, 2011, 8:09 pm

any hints on what the scoring will be like? is it just hitting a point as quickly and accurately as possible?
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Re: Gravity Vehicle C

Postby starpug » August 29th, 2011, 9:06 pm

Can we all just wait for the rules to come out?
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