Cubmobile starting ramp

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Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Post by pwdarchitect » Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:11 pm

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Take your choice. Personallt the 30 degree initial angle is faster for takeoffs than the other one. Either will work fine though using 2" square steel tubing as supports. You might want to also consider placing a board or rolled angle along the edge to keep the cars from rolling off the side.

Steel is going to get heavy so you will need to get some kind of devise to move this around. Palet Jack? See if someone in your pack has availability of one.

Jim




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Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Post by Smell of pine » Mon May 01, 2006 8:45 pm

Okay, here is a teaser for the ramps that I am building;

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I will post more at a later point :) .



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Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Post by Smell of pine » Fri May 12, 2006 1:32 pm

Wow, it's been quiet for a while now.

I hope to complete the ramps this weekend. I was hoping for last weekend, but I ran into a couple issues. Anyway, I will post some pictures when complete.

I will also post some pics of the race day events.



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Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Post by Smell of pine » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:52 pm

Here are a few pictures of our completed ramps. Our race was yesterday, and I feel it was a success.

I do have more pictures if anyone is interested.
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Here is a picture of the latch for the starting gate I fabbed;
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Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Post by sporty » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:52 pm

very nice ramps,

what was the length of the track ?

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Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Post by Smell of pine » Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:13 am

We originally set it up for 150', but tested a couple cars and they stopped before the finish. We shortened the track to about 120'. Times ranged from 8-14 seconds.



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Re: Cubmobile starting ramp

Post by sporty » Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:08 pm

here is picture of our ramps


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These ramps were made by someone in Freeport il, and donated to Pur pack.

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