a variation?

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it seems as if we`ve suggested just about every vehicle that man has made i the last 103 years!....how about a drag race or road course ,involving the same engine........like a 2 stroke eng from a weedeater....or an 1.5 h/p eng.....and let the teams choose their means of power transmission, using the same minimal powered eng would make for an interesting vehicle!....maybe it would need to move the whole team with it at once!.....ok, maybe im reaching here! but it could be interesting!

-- tim (milehiharley@hotmail.com), March 28, 2001


I like your thinking, but what could be better than that? how about an Enduro Race where each team has to go as far as the can on lets say 1 gallon of gas? since a lot of engines get cood gas mileage maybe even less gas would do... make using batteries against the rules. they could also run it on a circle track so that they couldn't get to a really high speed and coast the rest of the way. teams would have to try to work with small engines, lightweight parts, and try to keep the amount of friction down. moving the whole team would make it difficult as well.

-- Robert (Team Bullwinkle) (shocker_3_@msn.com), March 29, 2001.

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-- Uncle Orange (orange_nz@hotmail.com), March 29, 2001.

Uncle Orange- Your post should be required reading for all first-time posters! You might add which of these challenges has been done twice already, and also that they might save themselves a lot of grief by NOT suggesting battling robots. Good post!

-- Chip Haynes (ehaynes@co.pinellas.fl.us), March 29, 2001.

Providing each team with identical engines and fuel tanks would allow each team to focus on the form and function of the vehicle. The sole purpose of efficiency and performance to outlast the competetion. wow...aerodynamics! perhaps

-- Paul Dryer (panther_prototypes@hotmail.com), March 29, 2001.

Andy (Whassup, you British Bulldog, you!) has already set that up. If you post ANYTHING to this discussion board, yolu have to scroll right past "the list" before you can type. Some people JUST CAN'T READ!! I just can't type worth a crap!


-- Joey Falgout (Broadcast Junkies) (joeyinalexandria@hotmail.com), March 29, 2001.

uncle orange.......whats up with your post? i may have been on this BBS site longer than you!.....i know all to well whats been done before...if you have any capacity for comprehension, youd realize that i was talking about a small engine made to do large engine work. this would require advanced gear reduction, rotating mass energy storage(flywheels) oh, by the way....never mind.......i`ll be nice

-- tim (milehiharley@hotmail.com), March 29, 2001.

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