Your Opinion: Most Difficult Challenge to Date and Why.greenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
Considering time restraints, complexity of the required "machine", chance of finding required parts, etc.
-- Max (Maxel@inwindsor.com), March 09, 2001
My vote would be for the harvesting machines, with second choice going to the walking machines. Tied for third would be the Baha racers, and the steam powered racers. Each of the challenges has it own set of problems that have to be conqured to build the machines.
-- Waddy Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 09, 2001.
Wow...that's a matter of experience question. I agree with Waddy on the walkers, but the harvesters are easier.
My top vote would be the aircraft...
-- Dan Denney (email@example.com), March 09, 2001.
The steam powered cars--because of the hot, temperamental, valve crazed engines. Now there's a challenge.
-- Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 09, 2001.
My vote is amphibious vechiles. Only because they had to make a boat that could be driven or vise versa. I just keep remembering jumping up and down, screaming at the TV at the Navy team, saying "You idiots, don't cut that prop." Oh well, I'll most likely make just a big a screw up if when (in this case I have lost the word IF) we get there!
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-- Joey Falgout (Broadcast Junkies) (email@example.com), March 10, 2001.
Now I haven't seen all the episodes, yet. I no longer miss a week but didn't know about the show until three months or so ago.
The least successful challenge I've seen to date is where they had to drop a paint bomb via RC (radio control) on a target. One team tried to build a plane that was falling apart and couldn't really get off the ground. The other a balloon.
It was windy as heck, you know the unpredictable weather in England. Neither team got close.
The reaper was very difficult because it involved cutting, then moving the harvest to the vehicle. That show got out of hand because they allowed the teams to do much of the work by hand. The English military man named Dick something, what a bulldog he is. He was out there with a blade cutting away.
They need to keep it to machine only and think they did when he tried to row his motor boat in which was dead in the water on another show. I really liked the guys spirit.
I think the bomb dropping was most difficult because the other two shows mentioned there was some degree of success by each team, the bomb dropping episode there wasn't much of a degree of success by either team.
-- Richard James Retey (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 10, 2001.
R/C bomb dropping.
-- Mark Richter (email@example.com), March 11, 2001.
Getting on the Show ! ! ! !
-- JustJay-Captain- Three Rusty Juveniles (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 2001.
I've got to agree with Jay :)
I haven't seen the episode yet, but I think the most difficult will prove to be the walking machines. Why? Well, it isn't something that most people build....so there isn't much expertise in the area.
Beyond that, I think many challenges have difficult points.
Fire Boats: Build a pump AND a boat? Seems like theres been enough difficultly with just building a boat. And, there didn't seem to be any propellers...
Land Yacht (sail car) - very difficult to create an efficient sail curve.
Boats - you know, I don't think I've seen a single boat design that worked like it was supposed to. There are just so many pieces to consider.
Finally - Submarines. Take out diver tugs (which is essentially just a motor and prop) and subs are VERY complex, much more than ordinary boats.
Steam cars, dragster, catapult/air cannon/etc, rockets, tractor pull were all disappointments...there didn't seem to be anything at all to them other than connecting the parts. I know that just connecting the parts isn't trivial, but they're disappointing all the same.
-- Brian Flynn (email@example.com), March 12, 2001.